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Res Dev Disabil. 2013 Jan;34(1):207-17. doi: 10.1016/j.ridd.2012.07.006. Epub 2012 Aug 31.

Family beyond parents? An exploration of family configurations and psychological adjustment in young adults with intellectual disabilities.

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Department of Sociology, University of Geneva, 40, boulevard du Pontd'Arve, 1211 Geneve 4, Switzerland.

Abstract

This research explores the family configurations of young adults with intellectual disability. Based on a sample of 40 individuals interviewed two times in a year, we found as many as four types of family configurations, with distinct compositions, and different types of social capital. This diversity is not without consequences for individual psychological adjustment. The results are discussed in the light of the configurational approach to families.

PMID:
22940171
DOI:
10.1016/j.ridd.2012.07.006
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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