Author(s): Eda PURUTÇUO?LU, ?rfan DO?AN
Due to the poverty problem, one of the most affected groups is disabilities because disability is considered as both a cause and a result of poverty. In this vicious circle, social assistances function as an important tool of combating with poverty. This study was carried out with a total of 100 participants who received disabled relatives pension under the Law from Ankara Keçiören Social Assistance and Solidarity Foundation. The Perceived Causes of Poverty Scale developed by Shek (2003) and adapted to Turkish by ?ça?as?o?lu Çoban etc (2010) was used. Age, education and income level were defined as explanatory variables. It was found that the level of education had a significant relationship with the sub-scale of the individual problems. Age and the level of education was found to make a meaningful difference on the sub-scale of exploitation. Lastly, statistical analysis was also showed that the sub-scale of on the fatalism had a significant relationship to the level of income. Determining how perceive poverty will make contributions to the development of appropriate intervention strategies for social workers in order to combat with poverty.