Author(s): evala TULUMOVI?, Izeta HUSI?-?UZI?
The aim of this paper is to determine the differences in life skills of young people with and without disability in chronological age from 18-35 year-old in Tuzla Canton. The respondents sample consists of two sub-samples. First sub-sample contains 50 young people with disability, chronological age from 18-35 of both genders. Second sub-sample contained 50 young people without disability, chronological age from 18-35 of both genders. Research data were analysed using method of parametric and non-parametric statistics. Frequencies, percentages and measures of central tendency have been calculated (arithmetic mean and standard deviation). P-values have been used for examining the difference between variables and variance analysis has been used for examining the importance of differences. The results show that there is a significant statistical difference between young people with and without disabilities in the majority of life skills assessed: interpersonal skills and family and parenting planning, whereas statistically significant difference is not evident in knowledge of resources and legal matters. Based on the results obtained, it is recommended to start the program and training in early age which will make life easier to disabled persons and their families.