Title

A grounded theory of living a life with a physical disability in Taiwan

Document Type

Article

Publication details

Lin, HC, Knox, M & Barr, J 2014, 'A grounded theory of living a life with a physical disability in Taiwan', Disability & Society, vol. 29, no. 6, pp. 968-979.

Published version available from:

http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09687599.2014.902361

Peer Reviewed

Peer-Reviewed

Abstract

This study explores the experiences of disability for a number of Taiwanese adults with a physical disability. Using a grounded theory approach, their experiences of living a life with a physical disability were gained through in-depth interviews. The resulting grounded theory ‘it is more than just the impaired body’ presents the dynamic interactions between the participants and the context in which they were living their lives and how they managed their lives within that context. With its inclusion of the cultural dimension, a holistic way of understanding the daily lives of those who experience physical disability in Taiwan is provided.