Tomasz Sękowski
Instytut Psychologii PAN
Instytut Psychologii, Uniwersytet Marii Curie-Skłodowskiej, Lublin

REGULATIVE FUNCTION OF TEMPERAMENT IN THE ADAPTATION OF BLIND WORKERS TO DIFFERENT WORKING ENVIRONMENTS

Summary. The paper presents results of studies on the efficacy of the system of stimulation regulation in blind workers employed in two different working environments: cooperatives for the blind and under conditions of fuli integration with people without disabilities. Temperament Inventory by J. Strelau was used in the study. Obtained results confirmed the hypothesis that the work for at least five years under conditions of high stimulation, in which a handicapped person has to compete and cope with situations like normal people do, leads to adaptational changes not only in behavior but also in the power of stimulation, inhibition and mobility of nervous processes. Also in people with visual impairment working under conditions of weakly stimulating cooperative, which is an institution of protected work, there was observed active regulation
according to the negative feedback, ensuring an optimal level of activation. Lower reactivity, smaller inhibition and smaller mobility of nervous processes in the disabled employed here corresponds with low stimulation of the workplace. Presented results by providing vital information on the abilities and ways of adaptation of invalids of
vision to their working conditions, can be helpful in planning the directions of vocational rehabilitation
Autor: Ewelina Soszyńska
Ostatnia aktualizacja: 15.05.2007, godz. 18:49 - Ewelina Soszyńska