Korean-American Female Perspectives on Disability Cultures differ in regard to attitudes, beliefs, and values toward health and illness, including disability. Within an identified culture, factors such as economic status, level of education, religious beliefs, and family background further influence cultural beliefs. Thus, how health and illness, including disabilities, are viewed will vary between as ... World View
World View  |   May 01, 1999
Korean-American Female Perspectives on Disability
 
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Joan Good Erickson
    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Patrick J. Devlieger
    University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Jenny Moon Sung
    University of Hawaii at Manoa
  • Contact author: Joan Good Erickson, Department of Speech and Hearing Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 901 S. Sixth Street, Champaign, IL 61820.
    Contact author: Joan Good Erickson, Department of Speech and Hearing Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 901 S. Sixth Street, Champaign, IL 61820.×
  • Correspondng author: email: jge@uiuc.edu
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World View   |   May 01, 1999
Korean-American Female Perspectives on Disability
American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, May 1999, Vol. 8, 99-108. doi:10.1044/1058-0360.0802.99
History: Received August 3, 1998 , Accepted March 2, 1999
 
American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, May 1999, Vol. 8, 99-108. doi:10.1044/1058-0360.0802.99
History: Received August 3, 1998; Accepted March 2, 1999
Cultures differ in regard to attitudes, beliefs, and values toward health and illness, including disability. Within an identified culture, factors such as economic status, level of education, religious beliefs, and family background further influence cultural beliefs. Thus, how health and illness, including disabilities, are viewed will vary between as well as within different ethnic communities (Helman, 1990; Leininger, 1970; Spector, 1991). In a nation with growing numbers of persons from diverse cultures, beliefs about disabilities, including communication disorders, must be understood by professionals who provide services to culturally diverse clients and their families to develop and promote effective evaluation and treatment approaches (Lynch & Hanson, 1998).
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