Personality, Social Support, and Quality of Life as Determinants of Coping Behavior among Visually Impaired Individuals

Henry O. Imhonde, Olubuogu A. U., Lina Handayani

Abstract


This study examined personality, social support, and quality of life as determinant of coping behaviour among the visually impaired individuals. Fifty (50) visually impaired individuals drawn from Benin City participated in the study. Four hypotheses were stated and tested using independent t. test and regression analysis. The results confirmed three out of the four hypotheses stated.  High social support was found to significantly determine high coping behaviour (t = 3.261, df 48, P < 0.05), high quality of life significantly determine high coping behaviour (t = 5.136, df 48, P < 0.05), and that personality, social support, and quality of life jointly predict coping behaviour among visually impaired individuals (R =0.647, R2 = 42%, F(34.626) =; P < 0.001). Based on the findings of this study, it is recommended that parents/guardians, teachers/counselors of visually impaired individuals should not relent in supporting them. Also relevant authorities should facilitate programmes that will enhance quality of life of individuals with visual impairment to enable them cope better.


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coping behavior, personality, social support, quality of life, visually impaired individuals

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.11591/edulearn.v11i1.5682

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Journal of Education and Learning (EduLearn)
ISSN: 2089-9823, e-ISSN 2302-9277
Published by: Universitas Ahmad Dahlan (UAD) in collaboration with Institute of Advanced Engineering and Science (IAES)

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