Document Type : Primary Research paper
Assistant Professor of Social Work, SrimadAndavan Arts and Science College (Autonomous), Tiruchirappalli,Affiliated to Bharathidasan University, Thiruchirapalli, – 620017, Tamil Nadu, India.
PhD, Assistant Professor of Social Work, Bishop Heber College (Autonomous), Tiruchirappalli, Affiliated to Bharathidasan University, Thiruchirapalli, – 620017, Tamil Nadu, India.
Disabled humans are wearing a too many hats which includes physically they could manage themselves, control their quality of work life, compete with the normal entrepreneurs, managing their monetary support and so on. Persons with disabilities are not always considered as "experts" in the enterprise area as compared with normal perspectives.Self employment is one of the innovative approaches to sustain the disabled person socio-economically. They should be enabled to manage business or economic activities, with their ability and nature of disability. Hence, the present study aims to assess the Quality of Life among differently abled persons who are self-employed in Tiruchirapalli District. The researcher has adopted descriptive research design by adopting random sampling method and used WHOQOL-BREF Tool which is a 26-item instrument consisting of four domains. The data was analyzed and statistical tests like correlation and Independent sample t-tests were applied. Salient findings and suggestions pertaining to the study are discussed in the full paper.