Examining the rights of children with intellectual disability in South Africa : children’s perspectives

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dc.contributor.author Donohue, Dana K.
dc.contributor.author Bornman, Juan, 1968-
dc.contributor.author Granlund, Mats
dc.date.accessioned 2013-11-29T07:33:38Z
dc.date.available 2014-10-30T00:20:04Z
dc.date.issued 2014
dc.description.abstract BACKGROUND. Human rights provide fundamental conditions for people to maintain dignity and selfdetermination and protect a nation’s most vulnerable citizens. In South Africa, children with intellectual disability who experience socioeconomic disadvantage may be particularly vulnerable due to their cognitive impairments and inability to garner needed resources. METHOD. The perceptions of children with intellectual disability regarding their access to basic amenities in their home environments were examined to determine whether their positive human rights were met. Risk factors were examined in relation to these perceptions. RESULTS. The results suggested that participants generally reported high degrees of access to basic resources. Logistic regressions suggested socioeconomic risk factors (e.g., income, education, household size, relationship status) were negatively related to children’s reports of access to food and their own beds and positively related to having someone available to explain confusing concepts to them. CONCLUSIONS. The positive human rights of children living in high risk environments should be monitored to ensure all South Africans have their rights met. en_US
dc.description.librarian hb2013 en_US
dc.description.uri http://www.tandfonline.com/loi/cjid20 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Donohue, DK, Bornman, J & Granlund, M 2014, 'Examining the rights of children with intellectual disability in South Africa : children’s perspectives', Journal of Intellectual and Developmental Disability, vol. 39, no. 1, pp. 55-64. en
dc.identifier.issn 1366-8250 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 1469-9532 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.3109/13668250.2013.857769
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/32648
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.rights © Taylor & Francis. This is an electronic version of an article published in Journal of intellectual & developmental disability, vol. 39, no. 1, pp. 55-64, 2014. doi : 10.3109/13668250.2013.857769. Journal of intellectual & developmental disability is available online at : http://www.tandfonline.com/loi/cjid20 en_US
dc.subject Intellectual disability en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Children's rights
dc.subject.lcsh Children with mental disabilities en
dc.title Examining the rights of children with intellectual disability in South Africa : children’s perspectives en
dc.type Postprint Article en


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