Gratification and social adjustment of blind children in district Faisalabad, Pakistan

Muhammad Asim, Aisha Zafar, Zahira Batool, Atif Jamal

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Most of the blind people live in the developing countries with the blindness rate 10-20 times higher than that developed countries. Especially special children face many social and economic problems blind children. Such children want to have special attention regarding their social adjustment. The study was designed to identify and analyze the need satisfaction and social adjustment of blind children in Faisalabad, Pakistan. The universe of the present study was particularly comprised of blind educational institutions in Faisalabad. Eighty respondents were selected through convenient sampling technique. The data were collected through well designed interview schedule. The study revealed that a large majority 78.8% of the respondents of the total reported that that they faced blindness since birth. A mainstream of the population 52.5% reported that their parents paid attention during their sickness and 47.5% of the respondents reported that they discussed their personal problems with their parents.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)19-24
Number of pages6
JournalMediterranean Journal of Social Sciences
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2012
Externally publishedYes


  • Child blindness
  • Need
  • Satisfaction
  • Social adjustment


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