publication . Article . Other literature type . 2004

Coping with social stigma: people with intellectual disabilities moving from institutions and family home

Jahoda, A.; Markova, I.;
  • Published: 01 Nov 2004 Journal: Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, volume 48, pages 719-729 (issn: 0964-2633, eissn: 1365-2788, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Wiley
Background  Social stigma and its impact on the life opportunities and emotional well-being of people with intellectual disabilities (IDs) are a subject of both practical and theoretical importance. The disability movement and evolving theories of self, now point to individuals’ ability to develop positive identities and to challenge stigmatizing views and social norms. Method  This paper presents findings from a phenomenological study of 10 individuals making the transition from their family home to live more independently and 18 individuals moving from a long-stay hospital to live in community housing. It builds on an earlier data set obtained from people livi...
free text keywords: Independent living, Social comparison theory, Developmental psychology, Intellectual disability, medicine.disease, medicine, Norm (social), Psychiatry, medicine.medical_specialty, Stigma (botany), Social perception, Psychology, Social psychology, Social stigma, Social group
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