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Social support for people with mild to moderate intellectual disabilities: Participants' perspectives

Carnaby, Steve (2000) Social support for people with mild to moderate intellectual disabilities: Participants' perspectives. In: Journal of Intellectual Disability Research. 44 (3-4). p. 233. Blackwell (doi:10.1046/j.1365-2788.2000.d01-124.x) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:16228)

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Abstract

Studies of social support continue to establish the relationship between psychological and physical well-being. An important development is the emphasis thatresearch now places upon the role of individual perceptions of received support and related conditions. The present study attempts to apply this approach topeople with mild or moderate disabilities. The participants were asked to describe the type of support offered by staff in response to a recent distressing event, and to report whether this support was helpful or unhelpful. Additionally, two vignettes were presented, the first involving a character feeling sad and the second featuring another feeling angry. Participants were asked to suggest ways in which they would respond to the main character in each story. Responses were categorized within the context of findings from the Social Support Questionnaire, a general measure of satisfaction with support available in times of distress. The research findings may lead to service providers developing a more sophisticated understanding of how to support individuals using their services, as well as assessing the potential for participants themselves to offer support to others.

Item Type: Conference or workshop item (Paper)
DOI/Identification number: 10.1046/j.1365-2788.2000.d01-124.x
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Arts and Humanities > School of European Culture and Languages
Depositing User: P. Ogbuji
Date Deposited: 06 Apr 2009 09:38 UTC
Last Modified: 15 May 2021 22:08 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/16228 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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