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| Published: December 25, 2017

Enhancing the Well-Being of Locomotor Disabled People

Deepti Tumu

Asst. Prof., Dept of Psychology, Osmania University, Hyderabad, India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.090/20170501

DOI: 10.25215/0501.090

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Locomotor disabilities are one among the many disabilities in which the body movements are hampered. These disabilities can have detrimental effects on the functioning of individuals. It can affect the self-esteem of an individual and consequently lead to poor adjustment and sometimes maladjustment. Considering the detrimental effects of locomotor disabilities on the effective functioning of individuals the researchers have conceptualized the present study. This investigation aim is to study how intervention in terms of adjustments and aspiration can help in enhancing the well being of locomotor disabled persons. This study is conducted in two phases. In the 1st phase 100 locomotor disabled people from Vocational Rehabilitation Centre for Physically Disabled, Hyderabad were approached and using standardized tools their  adjustment and level of aspiration was obtained. Subsequently after analyzing the data it was found that 63 people had poor adjustment and low level of aspiration. Appropriate psychological counseling interventions were planned and were provided to these subjects on individual basis. Once again the adjustment questionnaire and level of aspiration questionnaire were administered, between pre and post measures of adjustment and level of aspiration in which a significant difference was found. Thus, this study revealed that intervention like counseling helps to enhance the well being of people with locomotor disability.

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

DIP: 18.01.090/20170501

DOI: 10.25215/0501.090

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Published in   Volume 05, Issue 1, October-December, 2017

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