Adventitious blindness: The road to self-acceptance

Author/s:

Catama, Bryan V.*
Saint Louis University, Philippines (chapsbryan12@gmail.com)

Del Castillo, Alayla Louise A.
Saint Louis University, Philippines (Delcastilloal98@gmail.com)

Espino, Athena Grace S.
Saint Louis University, Philippines (athenagraceespino@gmail.com)

Beleo, Melanie K.
Saint Louis University, Philippines (lanie08ellay@gmail.com)

Blanca, Leda Mae V.
Saint Louis University, Philippines (Ledavbblanca@gmail.com)

Bunagan, Moira Angela B.
Saint Louis University, Philippines (moiraangelagrace@gmail.com)

Cruz, Eliel Dhenise M.
Saint Louis University, Philippines (dhenise1120@gmail.com)

Abstract:

Self-acceptance is the very foundation of one’s identity before developing other areas of personal well-being. People with adventitious blindness had experienced a lot of hardships, struggles, and challenges before they had fully developed self-acceptance. Thus, this research aims to explore on how the fifteen (15) respondents with adventitious blindness accepted themselves. A qualitative phenomenological type of research was used in gathering and interpreting the data of this research. Out of the gathered responses of the respondents, the researchers came up with a thematic analysis on the factors that led to self-acceptance called F-A-I-T-H. Each of the letters characterizes a significant representation of their personal outlook in their lives. Family support, achievement, inspiration, time, and hope are the pertinent variables leading to the road of self-acceptance.

Keywords: visual impairment; self-identity; faith; adventitious blindness; self-acceptance

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5861/ijrsp.2017.1844

*Corresponding Author