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dc.contributor.advisorFujiura, Glenn T.en_US
dc.contributor.authorJeon, Jihyeen_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-10-28T20:23:46Z
dc.date.available2016-10-29T09:30:09Z
dc.date.created2014-08en_US
dc.date.issued2014-10-28
dc.date.submitted2014-08en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10027/19137
dc.description.abstractIn South Korea, the intersection of disabilities and depression has been rarely explored. The intent of this study is to evaluate the viability of a Disability Studies framework in re-interpreting the Stress-Coping model of depression among individuals with disabilities, and secondarily to provide some basic demographics on the prevalence and demographic distribution of depression among people with disabilities. Secondary analyses of data were conducted utilizing a nationally representative data sample, Korean Welfare Panel Study (KOWEPS). The sample includes a total of 5,735 households (14,696 people). A total of 653 adults with disabilities (those 18+ years old) who answered all the questions are included in this study. Descriptive statistics, t-test, and an analysis of variance were employed to evaluate basic demographics features of depression, and hierarchical multiple regression analyses were conducted to test the disability studies model. Descriptive results on socio-demographic characters revealed substantial social disadvantages experienced by people with disabilities. People with disabilities experienced higher levels of depression across most socio-demographic subgroups compared to people without disabilities. Results from hierarchical multiple regression analyses suggest that the social model was a better fit to the data for the disability population than a medical model which posited greater an impact for impairment on depression. Mental health experts, social workers in welfare centers, and peer counselors in independent living centers, policy makers, disability rights activists, and people with disabilities may benefit from the findings of this research by understanding the process of depression and thus tailor effective strategies for improving mental health.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.subjectdepressionen_US
dc.subjectpeople with disabilityen_US
dc.subjectdiscriminationen_US
dc.subjectsocial isolationen_US
dc.subjectsocial supporten_US
dc.subjectself esteemen_US
dc.subjectsocial service usageen_US
dc.subjectdisability studiesen_US
dc.subjectsocial modelen_US
dc.titlePredictors of Depression among People with Disabilities in South Korea: A Test of Social Modelen_US
thesis.degree.departmentDisability and Human Developmenten_US
thesis.degree.disciplineDisability Studiesen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Illinois at Chicagoen_US
thesis.degree.levelDoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.namePhD, Doctor of Philosophyen_US
dc.type.genrethesisen_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberGill, Carolen_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberCharlton, Jamesen_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberBalcazar, Fabricioen_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberJo, Han-jinen_US
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