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ERIC Number: EJ1023238
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0827-3383
Family Quality of Life from the Perspectives of Individual Family Members: A Korean-American Family and Deafness
Hong, Joo Young; Turnbull, Ann
International Journal of Special Education, v28 n2 p91-103 2013
Beginning in the mid-to-late 1980s, the focus on individual quality of life expanded to family quality of life (FQOL) in the field of intellectual disabilities. However, few studies examined FQOL for families who have children with hearing loss. Furthermore, most studies focused on mothers' perceptions of FQOL. The purpose of this study is to understand how different members of a family experience FQOL when there is a member with hearing loss and how those experiences contribute to aggregated FQOL perception as a family unit. Three Korean- American family members, including the father, mother, and individual with hearing loss, participated and presented diverse perceptions of their FQOL. Results indicated each family member described diverse perceptions in seven (58%) of the 12 indicators categorized in four of the five FQOL domains. Implications for future research were described.
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: California
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