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Disability Organisations as Empowering Settings: The case of a local disability organisation in Yogyakarta Province, Indonesia

Madyaningrum, Monica Eviandaru (2017) Disability Organisations as Empowering Settings: The case of a local disability organisation in Yogyakarta Province, Indonesia. PhD thesis, Victoria University.

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Abstract

The importance of empowering settings as a vehicle for social change has been documented in the community psychology literature. However, more research is needed to understand the processes and mechanisms through which participation in a particular setting may function as an empowering pathway for marginalised individuals. This research investigated how Forum Peduli Difabel Bantul (FPDB), a local disability organisation in Yogyakarta Province, Indonesia, has functioned as an empowering setting for its members. Informed by the transformative paradigm in disability research and constructivist grounded theory, the study examined the socio-psychological processes and mechanisms through which this organisation has enabled its members to resist the pervasive discrimination and marginalisation commonly imposed upon people with disability in the Indonesian society. The research data were collected from various sources including interviews with 18 members of FPDB, and were analysed using a grounded theory approach.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD thesis)
Uncontrolled Keywords: transformation, enabling, community psychology, people with disabilities PWD, disabilities, community change, social change
Subjects: FOR Classification > 1117 Public Health and Health Services
FOR Classification > 1608 Sociology
FOR Classification > 1701 Psychology
Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > College of Health and Biomedicine
Depositing User: VU Library
Date Deposited: 30 Nov 2017 00:14
Last Modified: 30 Nov 2017 00:25
URI: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/35039
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