n IFE PsychologIA : An International Journal - Psycho-social correlates of adjustment in adult amputees

Volume 19, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1117-1421



This study examined psycho-social correlates of adjustment in adult amputees. A total number of sixty upper and lower limbs adult amputees were purposively drawn from people living with physical disabilities in Ibadan and Ogbomoso cities for the research. The mean age and standard deviation for female participants were 30.5 years and 5.8 respectively while those of male participants were 26.6years and 7.7 respectively.

The study's design was Expost-facto. Data collection was done by using structured questionnaire which contained the locus of control, self-concept, social support and coping scales. Multiple Regressions was used to test the independent and joint influence of these factors on adjustment. The result revealed significant influence of self-concept (t = 0.07, β = 0.03, P<.05), Sex (t = -2.15, β = -2.76; P<.05) and age of onset (t = 1.70, β = 0.22; P<.05) on adjustment. The variables together exert only 15% influence on adjustment (F = 1.89, R2 = 0.149, P<.05).

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