hig.sePublications
Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • harvard-cite-them-right
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • sv-SE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • de-DE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
Self-help facilitation for people living with disabilities: a tool for empowerment? A qualitative study in the context of rural Zambia
University of Gävle, Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies, Department of Social Work and Psychology.
University of Gävle, Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies, Department of Social Work and Psychology.
2014 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This report is the result of a field study conducted in the southern part of Zambia, funded by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA). The aim of this qualitative study was to explore how self-help facilitation provided by the organisation Response Network can contribute to the empowerment of people living with disabilities in the context of rural Zambia. We interviewed four people working for the organisation as well as the principal responsible of youth with disabilities in a rural high school. We also conducted two focus group interviews with two disability support groups in a rural village. The results of this study were analysed using empowerment theory and systems theory. Our findings showed that self-determination, education and participation were contributing to the empowerment of people with disabilities. Level of attitudes, understanding and motivation were shown to be important factors which impact the empowerment of people with disabilities.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , p. 58
Keywords [en]
disability, community, empowerment, self-help, Zambia
National Category
Social Work
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-16846Archive number: SGSMKINSA-V14-3OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hig-16846DiVA, id: diva2:723810
Educational program
Social work – specialisation in international social work (in eng)
Supervisors
Examiners
Available from: 2014-06-16 Created: 2014-06-11 Last updated: 2014-06-16Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

Groth_Soderstrom(909 kB)391 downloads
File information
File name FULLTEXT01.pdfFile size 909 kBChecksum SHA-512
4b7c0c69cc839063224fa41a5733d0af179f036454514e2821eea5e9a1f31eb0183a918ae9592330c22588883280312a02d3ad6ee1df984b1f1c677385ba68dd
Type fulltextMimetype application/pdf

By organisation
Department of Social Work and Psychology
Social Work

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
Total: 391 downloads
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

urn-nbn

Altmetric score

urn-nbn
Total: 313 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • harvard-cite-them-right
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • sv-SE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • de-DE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf