ERIC Number: EJ1049661
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Mar
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Reference Count: 42
"You Have to Care." Perceptions of Promoting Autonomy in Support Settings for Adults with Intellectual Disability
Petner-Arrey, Jami; Copeland, Susan R.
British Journal of Learning Disabilities, v43 n1 p38-48 Mar 2015
This study from the south-western United States investigated the perceptions of persons with intellectual disability receiving support and of persons providing support regarding the autonomy of people with intellectual disability. The participants included 10 people with intellectual disability and 10 support workers. Through interviews, this qualitative investigation examined issues related to autonomy in support services. Analysis of participant interviews revealed that support workers and people with intellectual disability faced challenges that restricted the promotion of the autonomy of people with intellectual disability. Both groups of participants noted that support workers had to care about their work with individuals with intellectual disability to effectively promote their autonomy.
Descriptors: Mental Retardation, Attitude Measures, Personal Autonomy, Interviews, Qualitative Research, Social Services, Caregiver Attitudes, Helping Relationship
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