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RIWC_PARA_A050 EmancipatoryResearch PWLD Israel

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RIWC_PARA_A050 EmancipatoryResearch PWLD Israel

  1. 1. Autonomy, dependency, self-Esteem & Quality of life of people with complex learning disabilities - An inclusive research Dana Roth Ph.D.
  2. 2. Beit Issie Shapiro’s vision is that every person with a disability is entitled to full equal rights, and to be integrated and active in community life.
  3. 3. BIS Strategy of Social Change in the Field of Disabilities Innovative Service Models Changing Policy & Awareness Research & Training National - Israel International Broad Partnerships
  4. 4. Nothing about us without us No research about us without us (Oliver, 1992) Emancipatory, participatory, inclusive , collaborative Research (Bigby, 2014)
  5. 5. The Research Question Is there a relationship between Autonomy/Dependence, Self- esteem & Quality of life of people with complex learning?disabilities
  6. 6. Pre Study Discussion • What is the difference between Autonomy & Dependency? • Does disability means dependence? • Are autonomy & dependency Antonyms? • Is autonomy positive & dependency negative?
  7. 7. Research Measures 2. Autonomy, Dependence scale (ACS -30) (Bekker & Van - Assen, 2006). 1. Quality of life Questionnaire (Cummins, 2005). 3. Self Esteem Questionnaire (Rosenberg, 1965) • Autonomy in relationships • Autonomy in thinking • Initiations
  8. 8. %Gender 49.1Female 55.9Male Age 33.9Mean 7.2S.D. 21-54Range Employment Statues % 90.9Employed 9.1Un-Employed No response Family Statues % 69.9Single 31.1In relationship Residential Setting % 10.1Independent 14.7With parents 37.6Satellite 13.8Training apt. 8.3Therapeutic apt. Social Demographic Profile N = 109
  9. 9. Means & Correlations of Measures 0 0.5 1 1.5 2 2.5 3 3.5 4 Quality of life Self Image Relationships Thinking Initiative r=.461 r=.320 r=.501 r=.354 r=.292 Autonomy Measures
  10. 10. Conclusion & Recommendations Emphasis must be present from early intervention on:  Self image  Autonomy (Independent thinking, relationships & initiative)

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