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Partner Selection for People with Intellectual Disabilities

Bates, Claire, Terry, Louise, Popple, Keith (2016) Partner Selection for People with Intellectual Disabilities. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, . n/a-n/a. ISSN 1360-2322. (doi:10.1111/jar.12254) (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:60586)

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Abstract

Background

In-depth interviews were conducted with eleven participants across two UK sites. All participants were adults with an intellectual disability who had been in a relationship with a partner for over a year. The narratives were analysed utilizing hermeneutic phenomenology, guided by the theory of Van Manen (1990).

Results

The research demonstrated how poorly integrated people with intellectual disabilities are within mainstream society. Desired characteristics and expectations for participant's relationships were rooted in a shared history and culture, which was shaped by their intellectual disability and support needs.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1111/jar.12254
Uncontrolled keywords: partner selection;intellectual disability;relationships
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research
Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Tizard
Depositing User: Matthias Werner
Date Deposited: 28 Feb 2017 10:02 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 18:44 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/60586 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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