Accepting Disability and its relationship to social support

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Ruqayyah Ahmed Abdel Rafi Yassin ,Prof. Dr.Inam Lafteh Musa Al-


   The current research aimed to identify the nature of the relationship between acceptance of a disability and social support among people with disabilities, an acquired motor disability.

    In order to achieve the objectives of the research, the two researchers translated the disability acceptance scale prepared by Grooms 2004 and the social attribution scale prepared by (Carolyn and Russell 1984). A paragraph for the social attribution scale, for which psychometric properties were extracted from validity and reliability in different ways, as the stability value of the two tools was (0.98).

   Then the two researchers applied the two tools to a sample of (300) persons with acquired mobility disabilities from the auditors of the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs and the Handicapped Collective in Iraq, and the data that resulted from the research results were processed using appropriate statistical methods.

   The research came up with the following results:

1-People with disabilities have an acquired movement disability, and they have a low score in both disability acceptance and social support.

 2-The longer a period has passed since the disability, the greater the acceptance of the disability and the social support.

3-There is a positive, statistically significant correlation between disability acceptance and social attribution.

4-Social support greatly contributes to accepting the disability of the handicapped, an acquired movement disability.

   In light of these results, the two researchers presented a set of recommendations and suggestions for future research.

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