Quality of Llife of Qatar University Students with Disability and Its Relation to Their Academic Adjustment and Performance

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    International Journal of Special Education, v33 n3 p562-578 2018. 17 pp.
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      This study aimed at assessing the quality of life of Qatar University students with disability and its relation to their academic adjustment and performance. Seventy (70) students, 31 males, and 39 females participated in the study during the spring of 2017. Participants with sensory (visual or hearing impairments) numbered 25, with physical impairment 32, and with learning disability 13 were assessed on six aspects of Quality of life, including, health, social and family, education, emotional life, mental health, and time management skills. Participants also reported their GPA and completed the academic adjustment assessment tool. Results showed medium to high levels of quality of life among students. Results showed that males' level of quality of life was higher than that of females on health, emotions, and mental health. The type of disability did not affect their level of quality of life. Further, significant relationships were found between quality of life aspects and academic adjustment. Furthermore, the quality of life and academic adjustment predicted academic performance. Results were discussed using the contextual and cultural factors affecting students' quality of life and their academic adjustment.
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      Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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