ERIC Number: EJ432208
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: 0
Acceptance of Disability and the Mexican American Culture.
Smart, Julie F.; Smart, David W.
Rehabilitation Counseling Bulletin, v34 n4 p357-67 Jun 1991
Reviews 47 studies and articles to examine role of culture in rehabilitation process and need for sensitivity to cultural differences. Identifies five factors that influence acceptance of disability in Mexican-American culture: familial society; stoic attitude toward life; well-defined gender roles; religious views; and reliance on physical labor. Discusses each factor and notes implications for rehabilitation practice. (Author/NB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
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