(Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola, 2013)
Domínguez Lara, Sergio A.
The aim of the study was to compare the quality of life in adults with intellectual disabilities who participate in occupational or employment-related activities in the city of Lima. The sample was comprised of 71 people, 40 males (56.3%) and 31 females (43.7%); 35 of them (49.3%) participate in occupational activities and 36 of them (50.7%) participate in activities that involve employment-related activities. The Integral Scale of Quality of Life was administered to primary caregivers of these individuals. We found that people who are involved in employment-related activities have better indicators of quality of life in the dimensions of Social Inclusion, Work Well-Being and Emotional and Physical Well-Being than the other participants. Self-determination and Well-Being Material showed no significant differences between these groups. It is concluded that persons participating in employment-related activities present a better quality of life in comparison with persons involved in occupational activities.