• 학회지명 : Patterns of Psychosocial Adaptation to Chronic Illness and Disability
      분류 한국교육치료학회
      첨부파일
      주제어 psychosocial adaptation, subjective well-being, coping, rehabilitation, disability
      국문초록
      This study examined the patterns of psychosocial adaptation to chronic illness and disability(CID), defined in
      terms of subjective well-being and coping strategies in a sample of 100 individuals with various CID
      conditions. Cluster analysis revealed four distinct clusters of respondents, suggesting a varying degree of
      psychosocial adaptation. These clusters were labeled succumbing(n=9), surviving(n=40), resilient(n=41), and
      thriving(n=10). Our findings indicate that resilient and succumbing groups are similarly likely to use coping
      strategies, but members of the succumbing group were more likely to internalize blame for their CID, leading
      to a lower level of well-being compared to members of the resilient group. While both the thriving and
      succumbing groups were less likely than others to use coping strategies, these two groups were significantly
      differentiated on their average well-being scores. It was concluded that members in the thriving group may
      transcend stressors, and thus have little need of coping strategies, whereas members of the succumbing group
      may feel overpowered by CID conditions and are not motivated to try coping strategies.