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Journal of Korean Academy of psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing 2010;19(3):241-251.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.12934/jkpmhn.2010.19.3.241    Published online September 30, 2010.
Attitude of Persons with an Mental Disability to Marriage: Q Methodological Approach.
Myung Hee Kim, Eun Seon An, Eun Hee Kang
1Dongrae Job Rehabilitation Center, Korea.
2College of Nursing, Pusan National University, Korea. ehkkang@hanmail.net
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.
Key Words: Mentally disabled persons; Marriage; Attitude


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