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Title: Comparing the self-concepts of Hong Kong Chinese adults with visible and not visible physical disability
Authors: Tam, SF
Chan, MH
Lam, HW
Lam, LH
Keywords: Not visible
Physical disability
Visible disability
Issue Date: 2003
Publisher: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group
Source: The journal of psychology, 2003, v. 137, no. 4, p. 363-372 How to cite?
Journal: The journal of psychology 
Abstract: In the present study, the authors evaluated the self-concept levels of Hong Kong Chinese adults with visible and not visible physical disabilities. Fifty-five Hong Kong Chinese (22 men and 33 women) aged 18 to 55 (M = 39.50, SD = 10.21) participated-20 without physical disabilities (control group), 20 with visible physical disabilities, and 15 with physical disabilities that were not visible. All the participants responded to the Self-concept Questionnaire for Hong Kong Chinese With Physical Disabilities (SCQPD; S. F. Tam & D. Watkins, 1997). The group with visible disabilities scored significantly lower in self-concept than did the control group and the group with disabilities that were not visible. There were also significant differences between specific facets of self-concept for people with visible and not visible disabilities. It was interesting to find that there was no significant difference in self-concept levels between the not visible group and the control group. The implications for rehabilitation and social services for these various groups are discussed.
ISSN: 0022-3980 (print)
1940-1019 (online)
DOI: 10.1080/00223980309600620
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