Family beyond parents? An exploration of family configurations and psychological adjustment in young adults with intellectual disabilities

TitleFamily beyond parents? An exploration of family configurations and psychological adjustment in young adults with intellectual disabilities
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsWidmer, E, Kempf, N, Sapin, M, Galli-Carminati, G
JournalResearch in Developmental Disabilities
Volume34
Issue1
Pagination207-217
Date Published01/2013
ISSN08914222
Keywordsfamily configurations, intellectual disabilities, psychological adjustment, social capital, social network
Abstract

This research explores the family configurations of young adults with intellectual disability. Based on a sample of 40 individuals interviewed two times in a year, we found as many as four types of family configurations, with distinct compositions, and different types of social capital. This diversity is not without consequences for individual psychological adjustment. The results are discussed in the light of the configurational approach to families.

URLhttp://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0891422212001722
DOI10.1016/j.ridd.2012.07.006
Short TitleResearch in Developmental Disabilities
Refereed DesignationRefereed