A Study on Daily Lives of the Disabled in Residential Facilities -Focusing on Daily Life Activities and Interactions by the Daily Time use Method-

거주시설 성인 지적장애인의 일상에 관한 연구 -생활시간조사를 활용한 일상생활활동과 상호작용 분석을 중심으로-

  • Received : 2009.10.08
  • Accepted : 2009.11.06
  • Published : 2010.02.28


The purpose of this study is to investigate daily lives of the intellectually disabled living in residential facilities. The daily time use method that monitors and records 24 hours of the subject was used for the analysis of daily lives of the institutionalized disabled and verbal interaction patterns within each facility. In particular, the analysis focused on 'frequency of activities' and 'lives', with the method of time budget. Based on the activity category table of the 2004 nationwide Time Use Survey, the analysis aimed to identify differences and similarities between the non-disabled and the disabled in terms of daily time use. The interaction pattern analysis method on grounds of the Flanders Category system(1963) indicates the level, the type, and the full details of interaction between the institutionalized disabled and the living rehabilitation teachers. This study is all the more significant in that it monitored the daily lives of the institutionalized disabled for the first time to allow in-depth understanding about the daily lives of the disabled; analyzed interaction patterns between the institutionalized disabled and living rehabilitation teachers; applied time budget study method, a frequently used one in adjacent fields, and therefore should serve as a valuable source material for future studies.


disabled living in residential facilities;disabled people;user daily lives;interaction;time use survey