The purpose of this study is to analyse the relationships among the discriminatory experience, the job satisfaction and the daily life satisfaction of disabled workers and to verify the difference of path coefficient between standard disabled workers and non-standard disabled workers by using multi-group SEM. Previous literatures were mostly about the relationship between the discriminatory experience and the daily life satisfaction or about the connection between the job satisfaction and the daily life satisfaction. There were few literatures related to the analysis of difference between groups. According to this, the causal relationship of those factors was analysed comprehensively and the differences between groups were examined in this study.
To test the hypothesis of this study, the data focused on the paid workers was analysed in order to review the difference of the path coefficient by using the 6th Panel Survey of Employment for the Disabled conducted by Korea Employment Agency for the Disabled. The total 1,042 paid workers, including 750 males selected for the analysis, This study used the latent variables which are the discriminatory experience composed of three observed variables, the job satisfaction classified into two types from the total 11 items with the factor analysis, and the daily life satisfaction composed of five observed variables from total 9 items with the reliability analysis. To select the variables needed in this analysis, the value of Cronbach's α was used and the types of observed variables were classified by the exploratory factor analysis. By using structural equation modelling, the influencing relationships among the variables and the differences between groups were analysed.
The results of this study are as follows. First, the path coefficient was significant between the discriminatory experience and the job satisfaction and between the job satisfaction and the daily life satisfaction. Second, it was statistically significant that the indirect effect of the discriminatory experience and the daily life satisfaction could verify the mediating role in the structural modelling. Third, the latent means of gender differences was not significant, however for the path coefficient, the effect of women's discriminatory experience on the job satisfaction was slightly higher than the men's. Finally, while the latent means of employment status differences was significant, for the path coefficient between standard workers and non-standard workers, the difference was not significant.
Based on the results, we provide implications on discrimination on the disability, job satisfaction and life satisfaction and suggestions for further studies.