Publications

Journal Article
Sundar, V., & Brucker, D. L. (In Preparation). “Today I felt like my work meant something”: A pilot study on job crafting, a coaching based intervention for people with disabilities.
Crepeau, E. A., & Sundar, V. (In Preparation). Volunteering as represented in occupational therapy and occupational science journals: A scoping review.
Sampson, B. A., & Sundar, V. (In Preparation). Role of home and community environment in recovery following arthroplasty: A mixed methods study.
Brucker, D. L., & Sundar, V. (2020). Job crafting among Americans workers with disabilities. Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation .Abstract
Purpose: Job crafting is an informal, employee-initiated approach to job re-design that has not been tested among people with disabilities, thus far. The purpose of this study is to examine crafting behaviors of workers with disabilities and individual
factors associated with crafting behaviors. Methods: We conducted a survey of employees with disabilities who were 18–64 years old and had at least 1 year of work experience. Bivariate and multivariate methods were used to: (1) compare the use of job crafting behaviors between our sample and published results from a sample of the general population; (2) identify individual characteristics associated with job crafting for workers with disabilities. Results: Persons with disabilities engage in job crafting behaviors, albeit at lower levels than that reported in a broader sample (Int J Wellbeing, https ://doi.
org/10.5502/ijw.v3i2.1, 2013). Education, and disability type (visual and mobility impairment) were associated with certain types of crafting behaviors. Conclusions: As job crafting can be associated with higher levels of engagement and career growth among persons without disabilities, findings from this research can be utilized to design programs and policies that support the career goals of people with disabilities beyond labor force participation.
Sundar, V., O’Neill, J., Houtenville, A. J., Phillips, K. G., Keirns, T., Smith, A., & Katz, E. E. (2018). Striving to work and overcoming barriers: Employment strategies and successes of people with disabilities. Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation , 48 (1), 93-109.
Sundar, V., & Brucker, D. L. (2018). Personal and Organizational Determinants of Job Satisfaction for Workers With Disabilities. Rehabilitation Counseling Bulletin , 62 (3), 170-179. Publisher's Version
Sundar, V. (2017). Operationalizing workplace accommodations for individuals with disabilities: A scoping review. Work , 56, 135-155.
Arthanat, S., Lesner, K., & Sundar, V. (2016). An evaluation framework to measure usability of Assistive Technology at workplace: A demonstration study. Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation , 44, 213-226.
Sundar, V., Brucker, D. L., Pollack, M. A., & Chang, H. (2016). Community and social participation among adults with mobility impairments: A mixed methods study. Disability and Health Journal , 9 682-691.
Sundar, V., Fox, S. W., & Phillips, K. G. (2014). Transitions in Caregiving: Evaluating a Person-Centered Approach to Supporting Family Caregivers in the Community. Journal of Gerontological Social Work. , 57 (6-7), 750-765.
Schuh, M. C., Sundar, V., & Hagner, D. C. (2014). Friendship Is the Ocean Importance of Friendship, Acceptance, and Leadership in the Transition to Adulthood. Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals. , 38, 152-161.
Malloy, J. M., Sundar, V., Hagner, D., Pierias, L., & Viet, T. (2009). The Efficacy Of the Renew Model: Individualized School-To-Career Services for Youth At Risk of School Dropout , 15 (2), 19-26.
Sundar, V., Daumen, M. E., Conley, D. J., & Stone, J. H. (2008). The use of ICF codes for information retrieval in rehabilitation research: An empirical study. Disability & Rehabilitation , 30 (12&13), 955-962.
Tomita, M. R., Mann, W. C., Stanton, K., Tomita, A., & Sundar, V. (2007). Use of smart home technology among frail elders: process and outcome. Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation , 23 (1).
Presentation
Reilly, K., & Sundar, V. (2019). When they are in my arms: An occupational risk factor assessment of early childcare workers. Poster presented at the Annual American Occupational Therapy Association Conference, New Orleans, LA.
Sundar, V. (2018). The role of disability status on job satisfaction, work engagement, and self-efficacy among people with and without disabilities. World Federation of Occupational Therapists Congress, Cape Town, South Africa.
Sundar, V., & Brucker, D. L. (2018). Career self-management through job crafting for people with disabilities: A mixed methods study. World Federation of Occupational Therapists Congress, Cape Town, South Africa.
Nadeau, S., & Sundar, V. (2017). The Effects of Patient Coping during Inpatient Rehabilitation on the Long Term Recovery of Patients with Cardiac- Related Illnesses. Poster presented at the Annual American Occupational Therapy Association Conference, Philadelphia, PA.
Phillips, K. G., Houtenville, A. J., & Sundar, V. (2017). Random-Digit-Dial versus Web Panel: Employment Survey Sample Comparison. Paper presented at The Statistics and Demographics Rehabilitation Research and Training Center - State of the Science conference. Washington, D.C. .
Sundar, V., & Houtenville, A. J. (2016). The Kessler Foundation National Employment Survey: Implications for occupational therapists. Poster presented at the 97th Annual Occupational Therapy Conference, Chicago, IL.

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