The Effects of Individual Character and Environmental Character of Adults with Intellectual Disability on Self-Determination - Focusing on Mediating Effect of Opportunity -

성인 지적장애인의 개별적 특성과 환경적 특성이 자기결정에 미치는 영향 - 기회제공의 매개효과를 중심으로 -

  • Lee, Boksil (Korea Disabled People's Development Institute)
  • Received : 2013.01.09
  • Accepted : 2013.03.24
  • Published : 2013.05.31


This study was to examine the effects of individual and environmental character among adults with intellectual disabilities on self-determination and to address issue of self determination in practical terms. This study was analyzed by the Structural Equations Models with 219 individuals with intellectual disabilities in residential home in the Metropolitan area, the Yeongnam area, the Honam area. The results showed that individual factors such as adaptive behavior and provider-user relationship recognition, and environmental factors such as institution size and institution location were directly affected to the self-determination of them. The opportunity was a full mediating effect in this process. In conclusion, this study stated how importance of the consumerism. Also it was suggested that some practical strategies to improve their self-determination in changing residential environment and support methods of the service in way to emphasis their opportunities.


adults with intellectual disability;self-determination;individual character;environmental character;opportunity