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The perceptions and experiences of Taiwanese parents who have children with intellectual disability.

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Chang, Meiying and McConkey, Roy (2008) The perceptions and experiences of Taiwanese parents who have children with intellectual disability. International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 55 . pp. 27-41. [Journal article]

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URL: http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/title~content=t713425407

DOI: 10.1080/10349120701827961

Abstract

Most research into family care-giving has been undertaken in western, English-speakingsocieties with little cognisance taken of possible differences across cultures. Home-basedinterviews were conducted with 117 mothers and fathers in Taipei City, Taiwan and five main themes were identified using content analysis. Three themes expressed the impact of the child on family functioning, parental health, and levels of stress and two themes described parents’ coping strategies and sources of support. Although these themes broadly replicate findings from other cultures, certain features of Taiwanese–Chinese society appear to accentuate the impact on mothers especially of having a child with an intellectual disability. The implications for the provision of family-centred services are discussed, especially in helping parents to recognise their strengths and coping capabilities, and to promote their influence in changing cultural attitudes.

Item Type:Journal article
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Life and Health Sciences
Faculty of Life and Health Sciences > School of Nursing
Research Institutes and Groups:Institute of Nursing and Health Research
Institute of Nursing and Health Research > Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
ID Code:5885
Deposited By:Prof Roy McConkey
Deposited On:04 Jan 2010 12:28
Last Modified:22 Jun 2011 15:50

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