Disability, Resilience and Career Construction in Rural Lesotho

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The aim of this study was to explore career construction of a man with dysarthria and how he resiled to the golden age of 50 despite disability and illiteracy. Through a qualitative idiographic case study, three members of Seithati’s family were interviewed: the mother, a sister and a brother. The interpretative phenomenological analysis was employed and three themes that emerged were: Exclusion/inclusion dynamic, Biopsychosocial model of support and Informal/formal careers. The article concludes that informal careers are feasible alternatives for people with disabilities not in education, employment or training. Informal careers can assist them to develop skills to be employable.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)303-318
Number of pages16
JournalInternational Journal of Disability, Development and Education
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2021


  • Career construction
  • Lesotho
  • disability
  • dysarthria
  • employability
  • resilience

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health (social science)
  • Education
  • Health Professions (miscellaneous)
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology


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