The friendships of people with a learning disability

Brackenridge, Rachel and McKenzie, Karen (2005) The friendships of people with a learning disability. Learning Disability Practice, 8 (5). pp. 12-17. ISSN 1465-8712

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.7748/ldp2005.06.8.5.12.c1626

Abstract

Friendships are important to most people, including those with a learning disability (Cummins and Lau 2003). Not only do they provide non-judgemental warmth and understanding, friendships allow the development and confirmation of self-identity and can raise and sustain self-esteem (Firth and Rapley 1990). Furthermore, social support is believed to act as a protective factor with regard to some mental health problems, such as depression (Brown and Harris 1978).

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: confidentiality, empowerment, social support
Subjects: C800 Psychology
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > School of Life Sciences > Psychology
Depositing User: Karen McKenzie
Date Deposited: 17 Nov 2014 09:39
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2015 11:49
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/18189

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