The savant syndrome is linked to specific cognitive disorders as well as being characterised by certain limitations but also by extraordinary abilities. Nature and extent of these are very heterogeneous and many aspects of the syndrome remain unresearched. The objective of the investigation described in the following was to approach especially the research gap "work and employment". In order to do so, we investigated the influence the size of the company has on its ability to employ savants. Correlations between the size of the company and other coefficients, e.g. the implementation of workplace health management or the employment of individuals who are disabled in general, could already be shown in other previously conducted studies. The investigation was performed as a quantitative survey among 465 employees. Our aim was to evaluate the specific workplace as to whether it fulfils the previously determined criteria for employment of a savant. This enabled us to measure the integrability of the workplace for savants and then to assess the dependence on the size of the company. Integrability was assessed with a general score consisting of the dimensions "strengths", "weaknesses" and "working conditions". With regard to the dimensions "strengths" and "working conditions", those working in micro companies with less than 10 employees showed significantly higher values and thus better integrability than those from small, medium-sized and large companies.
Markus Postulka, S. Flessa
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