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A Grounded Theory Approach to Mother’s Opinion Preparing Adulthood Life of Young People with Developmental Disabilities

Lim, Hae-Gyeoung 1 Park Jae Kook 1 Yeonjae Lee 2

1부산대학교
2발달장애인지원센터

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ABSTRACT

The purpose of this article was to explore the mothers’ opinion on adulthood life of young people with developmental disabilities and to provide basic data in order to improve the quality of life of adults with disabilities. To fulfill this purpose, the researchers conducted the study based on the procedure of grounded theory approach suggested by Strauss and Corbin(1998). The participants were 7 mothers of young people with developmental disabilities residing in Pusan and Ulsan metropolitan city. The results were as follows. First, 110 basic concepts, 32 subcategories and 18 categories were extracted by open coding. Second, during the axial coding, the central phenomenon [the gloomy and unstable future of young people] was emerged. Third, core category [establishment and implementation of strategies for preparation of adulthood life] was identified by selective coding. The stage of type analysis drew out 3 types『complacent attitude』,『wait-and-see attitude』,『future-oriented attitude』. Furthermore, the stage of process analysis drew out 4 processes『confused and unstable stage』,『solution searching stage』, 『role awakening stage』,『role enactment stage』. Last, researchers combined the results of this article and presented situation model. Special educational approach for quality of life of adults with disabilities and improvement plans for settled life security were also provided.

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