J Korean Acad Psychiatr Ment Health Nurs.  2010 Sep;19(3):241-251. 10.12934/jkpmhn.2010.19.3.241.

Attitude of Persons with an Mental Disability to Marriage: Q Methodological Approach

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  • 1Dongrae Job Rehabilitation Center, Korea.
  • 2College of Nursing, Pusan National University, Korea. ehkkang@hanmail.net

Abstract

PURPOSE
The purpose of this study was to identify the attitude of persons with an mental disability to marriage.
METHODS
The Q-methodology which provides a method of analyzing the individual's subjectivity was used. The 30 participants classified 36 selected Q-statements on a 9 point scale to make a normal distribution. The collected data was analyzed by a PC Quanl Program.
RESULTS
Four types of attitude of persons with an mental disability to marriage were identified. Type I: Actively supportive-resistant against social bias, Type II: Passively supportive-reliant on others, Type III: Intensively desiring-less sense of reality, Type IV: Controlling desire-more sense of reality.
CONCLUSION
The results of this study suggest a need develop a variety of programs specifically designed for each type of attitude to change attitudes to marriage for persons with an mental disability.

Keyword

Mentally disabled persons; Marriage; Attitude
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