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Social networks of people with ID from different cultural backgrounds

Bhardwaj, A.K., Forrester-Jones, Rachel, Murphy, Glynis H. (2012) Social networks of people with ID from different cultural backgrounds. In: Journal of Intellectual Disability Research. 56 (7-8). p. 808. Wiley (doi:10.1111/j.1365-2788.2012.01583_13.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:41412)

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Abstract

Aim: This study mapped the social networks, social support, barriers, expectations and wishes of people with ID from south Asian communities with a view to understanding differences in their social inclusion, structure and interaction compared to white communities.

Method: Forty-seven people with ID (24 White and 23 Asian) were interviewed using a mixed-methods approach, including the social network guide, adaptive behaviour

with ID: Asian participants had more family members and fewer day centre/club members, while white participants’ networks included more service users. Two emerging themes included; (1) cultural differences in regards to attending religious activities, family, and moving on, and (2) meaningful social, physical, and work activities in that both communities were involved in.

Conclusions: Overall differences were seen in social network size, social support, and membership between Asians and white communities. Barriers (cultural, structural, systematic, assessment, and bureaucratic) outlined in previous research on south Asians were replicated.

Item Type: Conference or workshop item (Paper)
DOI/Identification number: 10.1111/j.1365-2788.2012.01583_13.x
Additional information: Special Issue: A World of Potential
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Divisions > Division for the Study of Law, Society and Social Justice > School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research > Tizard
Depositing User: Rachel Forrester-Jones
Date Deposited: 12 Jun 2014 09:58 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 12:53 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/41412 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Murphy, Glynis H.: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7817-5861
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