Effects of Ma-Eum Soo-Ryun on the Acceptance of Disability, Self-esteem and Self-efficacy in Youths with Physical Disability

Research title

The Effects of Ma-Eum Su-Ryun Meditation on the Disability acceptance, Self-esteem and Self-efficacy in the Youths with Phyisical Disability


The Journal of Inclusive Education 2018, Vol. 13, No. 1,


Lee, Insoo Korea National University of Transportation, Chungju, Korea
Kim, Mihan Kyungil University, Daegu, Korea
Park, Pilsun Bonggok Middle School, Gumi, Korea


The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of Ma-Eum Su-Ryun meditation on disability acceptance, self-esteem and self-efficacy in students with physical disability, and to provide basic data for the integration education of youths with physical disability in community. This study used a one group, pretest-posttest design. A 10-weeks meditation
program for students with physical disability was offered twice a week with each session up to 40 min. 10 youths who had physical disability participated in this study. Data were collected using the Acceptance of Disability Scale, the Rosenberg’s Self-Esteem Scale and the Self–efficacy scale. We interviewed their changes or feeling after the meditation program. The results of this study were as follows: First, The disability acceptance of the disabled youth who received the meditation program increased significantly. The scores of the areas that do not uniquely identify the disability, a sub-domain of disability acceptance, also increased. The other sub-domain, the scores of self-satisfaction area and The quality of compensation action area were increased. The self-esteem and self-efficacy of the subjects also increased significantly. In conclusion, this study suggests that the Ma-Eum Soo-Ryun meditation program has the effect of increasing disability acceptance, improving self-esteem and self-efficacy of the adolescents with disabilities. We suggest that various applications for inclusive education of the disabled youth will be continued in the future.

Key words:Ma-Eum Soo-Ryun meditation, youths with physical disability, disability acceptance, self-esteem, self-efficacy

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