Developmental Work Personality Among Young Adult CNS Cancer Survivors: An Exploratory Study

David R. Strauser*, Alex W.K. Wong, Deirdre O'sullivan, Stacia Wagner

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The primary aim of this brief exploratory study is to examine differences in developmental work personality in a sample of young adult CNS cancer survivors and a group of young adult college students without disabilities. Participants were 43 young adults with central nervous systems cancer (females = 58.1%, Mean age = 21.64, SD = 3.64) and a comparison sample of 45 typically developing others who were college students (females = 77.3%, mean age = 20.91, SD = 1.04). They completed the Developmental Work Personality Scale (DWPS). Group differences in developmental work personality were examined using multivariate analysis of variance procedures. Results indicated that overall developmental work personality, and subscale scores of work tasks, and social skills were significantly lower among CNS cancer survivors compared to typically developing other young adults. Findings suggest influences of developmental atypicality in work personality with CNS cancer survivorship.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)39-45
Number of pages7
JournalAustralian Journal of Rehabilitation Counselling
Issue number1
StatePublished - May 28 2013


  • Cancer
  • Developmental Work Personality
  • Employment
  • Young Adults

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Rehabilitation


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