Autodeterminación: Explorando las autopercepciones de adultos con síndrome de Down chilenos

Translated title of the contribution: Self-determination: Exploring the autoperceptions of Chilean adults with Down syndrome

Vanessa Vega, Izaskun Álvarez, Cristina Jenaro Río

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This research seeks to identify factors that influence the self-determined behavior of nine adults with Down syndrome. A descriptive and ex post facto study is presented through the application of the INICO-FEAPS Scale on Quality of Life in a semi-structured interview format. Quantitative and qualitative analyzes have been carried out, adopting a mixed model. Quantitative analyses showed significantly lower levels in the self-determination and rights domains. Qualitative analyses revealed the existence of contextual barriers derived from overprotection, together with individual, natural and professional support as facilitators of self-determination. These results underline the importance of achieving an adequate balance between the types and intensities of supports, to guarantee the desired personal results without reducing self-determination.

Translated title of the contributionSelf-determination: Exploring the autoperceptions of Chilean adults with Down syndrome
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)89-104
Number of pages16
JournalSiglo Cero
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2018


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