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Self-determination in people with intellectual disability: The mediating role of opportunities

Abstract: Abstract: The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities have proclaimed the basic right of people to make one?s own choices, have an e ective participation and inclusion. Research in the field of disability have stressed self-determination as a key construct because of its impact on their quality of life and the achievement of desired educational and adulthood related outcomes. Self-determination development must be promoted through specific strategies and especially, by providing tailored opportunities to practice those skills. Providing these opportunities across environments could be especially relevant as a facilitator of self-determination development. This manuscript aims to ascertain if opportunities at home and in the community to engage in self-determined actions are mediating the relationship between people intellectual disability level and their self-determination. Results have confirmed direct e ects of intellectual disability level on self-determination scores. Indirect e ects also predicted self-determination and almost all its related components (self-initiation, self-direction, self-regulation, self-realization, and empowerment) through opportunities in the community and at home. Autonomy was predicted by the intellectual disability level through an indirect e ect of opportunities at home, but not in the community. These results highlight the need for further research to better operationalize and promote contextually rooted opportunities for people with intellectual disability to become more self-determined.

 Autoría: Vicente E., Mumbardó-Adam C., Guillén V.M., Coma-Roselló T., Bravo-álvarez M.Á., Sánchez S.,

 Fuente: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 2020, 17, 6201

 Editorial: MDPI

 Año de publicación: 2020

 Nº de páginas: 14

 Tipo de publicación: Artículo de Revista

 DOI: 10.3390/ijerph17176201

 ISSN: 1661-7827,1660-4601

 Proyecto español: PSI2016-75826-P