Theoretical Bases of New Work Simulator-Based Aptitude Assessment in Vocational Guidance of Students with Disability or Special Educational Needs

  • Erika JókaiEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 826)


In Hungary there is a governmental endeavour to increase the participation of disadvantaged and disabled workers in the free labour market. Nowadays making trades, especially lacking professions, more attractive is in general of high priority. The percentage of unemployed and of those who left their original professions is rather high, but this percentage is even higher among the disabled persons. Since the scope of disabled persons’ retained abilities is narrower, and therefore their chances in the free labour market are rather smaller, in their case it is especially important to identify jobs really fitting to their intact abilities. Based on experience, three model components – “main groups of requirements”, “ability-demand gap model” and “tentative causal model of input, intermediate and output variables” – have been accepted as theoretical basis for this research. In this paper the first empirical results of our ongoing research concerning vocational guidance of handicapped students and youngsters will also be presented.


Work simulator Aptitude assessment Vocational guidance 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Budapest University of Technology and EconomicsBudapestHungary

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