Results from the previous qualitative study  indicated four core themes on the experience of vision loss: self-awareness of impairment, self-identifications with the impairment, perceived social support, and perceived well-being.
A recent qualitative study also investigating the experiences of young and middle-aged adults with vision loss identified four core themes: self-awareness of impairment, self-identification with impairment, perceived social support, and perceived well-being .
As shown in the Figure, the current mixed-methods study aimed to compare depressive levels among patients with different vision loss experiences to determine whether significantly different levels of depression would be identified between patients with more and less self-awareness of impairment, self-identification with impairment, perceived social support, and perceived well-being.
First, I was far more interested in beliefs than affiliations or self-identifications
because I was investigating the sources of the founding ideas; hence the title of the book.
There is a set of cultural self-identifications based on different symbols and values (Nosenko 2004).
The analysis of texts enables me to suggest a classification of cultural self-identifications of persons of Jewish origin in Russia and their relationship with their religious choice.
Paradoxically, we can see that personal self-identification, free from many former collective ties, is very widespread (Cavalcanti and Chalfant 1994).
That relationship serves as the pivot for her study of how women in China make sense of the shifts in practices and representations of gender over the past half century, and how their gendered self-identifications
both sustain and contest discriminatory social practices.
The resulting self-identifications are central to the individual's self-concept and overall sense of well being.
As such the emphasis is clearly on the identification of the self by the individual himself, as well as on those factors that help to inform such self-identifications.
The existing research literature focusses explicitly on those self-identification processes that are central to the individual's development of a coherent self-identity.
Alternately they grapple with the familial roles each adopts in relation to "mothering" as an erotic potential in their familial connections to one another, in addition to their respective sexual self-identifications