Authorship of Own Lives in People with Disabilities Model in Theoretical and Empirical Context

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Joanna Głodkowska
Marta Pągowska

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The concept of the authorship of their own lives in people with disabilities belongs to the trend which creates a positive, capable image of a person with disability in the society. The aim of this article is to relate contemporary theories which conceptualise disability in the categories of a universal human condition, natural human variation and positive aspects of human functioning to AOL-PwD. In particular, the analyses in this work aim to locate AOL-PwD in the perspective of the theories of coherence, well-being, self-determination, quality of life and social belonging. The analysis has allowed formulating the following theses: (1) the classical theory of needs by Abraham Maslow provides a significant foundation and the leading context for the general explication of the authorship of their own lives in people with disabilities idea; (2) the connections between identity and various dimensions of human functioning make it possible to predict the relations of these dimensions with AOL-PwD; (3) specific aspects of the authorship of their own lives in people with disabilities can be presented in the light of relevant theories; (4) the AOL-PwD construct is a complex composition of diverse relations and dependencies; (5) the authorship of their own lives in people with disabilities concept refers to the holistic model of a person with disability and illustrates comprehensively the specific composition of his or her mental and social condition

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Głodkowska, Joanna, and Marta Pągowska. 2020. “Authorship of Own Lives in People With Disabilities Model in Theoretical and Empirical Context”. Psycho-Educational Research Reviews 9 (1):66-82. https://www.journals.lapub.co.uk/index.php/perr/article/view/1388.
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