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ERIC Number: EJ868814
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Dec
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1934-9556
Meaning and Value of Productivity to Adults with Intellectual Disabilities
Lysaght, Rosemary; Ouellette-Kuntz, Helene; Morrison, Carole
Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, v47 n6 p413-424 Dec 2009
Involvement in productivity roles such as work, volunteerism, and personal projects plays a central role in the lives of most adults and is associated with enhanced physical and mental health. This study examined the meaning of productivity to adults with intellectual disabilities, their satisfaction with the roles they held, and contributors and barriers to achieving satisfying productivity outcomes. The results suggest a number of key areas to address in future research and practice, including systemic and social barriers to choice and meaningful participation.
American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. P.O. Box 7065, Lawrence, KS 66044-7065. Tel: 785-843-1235; Fax: 785-843-1274; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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