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'I get by with a little help from my friends' : adults with intellectual disability discuss loneliness

McVilly, Keith, Stancliffe, Roger J., Parmenter, Trevor and Burton-Smith, Rosanne M. 2006, 'I get by with a little help from my friends' : adults with intellectual disability discuss loneliness, Journal of applied research in intellectual disabilities, vol. 19, no. 2, pp. 191-203, doi: 10.1111/j.1468-3148.2005.00261.x.

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Title 'I get by with a little help from my friends' : adults with intellectual disability discuss loneliness
Author(s) McVilly, Keith
Stancliffe, Roger J.
Parmenter, Trevor
Burton-Smith, Rosanne M.
Journal name Journal of applied research in intellectual disabilities
Volume number 19
Issue number 2
Start page 191
End page 203
Publisher BILD Publications
Place of publication Clevedon, England
Publication date 2006
ISSN 1360-2322
1468-3148
Keyword(s) friendship
intellectual disability
loneliness
qualitative analysis
quality of life
relationships
Summary Background This study explored 'loneliness' as experienced by adults with intellectual disability, with 'intermittent' to 'limited' support needs.

Method A measure of loneliness was piloted, and qualitative techniques used to develop a greater understanding of the participants' experience.

Results The Loneliness Scale proved valid and reliable and the participants reported loneliness in ways comparable with the general population.

Conclusions The findings demonstrate the effectiveness of combining quantitative and qualitative techniques to enhance understanding of people's perspective when developing support systems to promote their quality of life. Based on participant perspectives, recommendations are made concerning the issues and types of support families and professionals could consider when seeking to assist people with intellectual disability address loneliness. Further investigation of the effects of differing educational and vocational opportunities on people's post-school social networks appears warranted.
Language eng
DOI 10.1111/j.1468-3148.2005.00261.x
Field of Research 170113 Social and Community Psychology
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2006, BILD Publications
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30016853

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Psychology
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