Author: Sadia Shami
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Rukhsana Kausar
University: Institute of Applied Psychology, Punjab University, Lahore, Pakistan
The present study was conducted to examine gender differences in self determination and quality of life of physically disabled young individuals. It was hypothesized that there are gender differences in self determination and quality of life of physically disabled individuals and there is a relationship between self determination and quality of life. A sample of 60 physically disabled young individuals was recruited from the institute of Bahalia-e- Mazooran. Self determination Scale and WHO quality of Life Scale were used for assessment. Individual assessment was carried out by the researcher at the premises of institute after seeking formal permission from authorities. Data was analyzed using t-test, correlation, ANOVA and MANOVA analyses. Analyses revealed that physically disabled young individuals’ quality of life and self determination level is very low. There were no gender differences in domains of quality of life and self determination and there was no correlation between self determination and quality of life of physically disabled individuals
Keywords: Gender Differences, Self Determination, Quality of Life, Physically Disabled Individuals
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