ERIC Number: ED213193
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Apr
Social Adjustment of Parents of Persons with Handicapping Conditions.
Grippin, Pauline C.; Medved, Richard
The study investigated the ranking of stress associated with various life events by parents of handicapped children. Forty-seven parents of children with handicapping conditions were administered the Social Readjustment Rating Questionnaire. Mean values and ranks for life event items were compared with previously reported data. Overall ranking by the parent group was highly similar to other groups, but specific items of particular importance were weighted and ranked differently. Items associated with childbirth and child care were identified as high stress items as were financial items. Tables presenting study statistics are appended. (Author/DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the New England Educational Research Organization (Lenox, MA, April, 1981).