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ERIC Number: ED317896
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Pages: 6
Abstractor: N/A
The Efficacy of Parent Counseling and Support Groups on the Stress Levels, Self-Esteem and Degree of Coping of Parents of Developmentally Delayed or Handicapped Children Who Are Involved in an Infant Intervention Program.
La Fountain, Rebecca; Geoffroy, Kevin
This study was conducted to investigate the effect that a parent support group and a counseling group had on the stress levels, self-esteem, and degree of coping of parents (N=48) of developmentally delayed or handicapped infants enrolled in an infant intervention program. It was hypothesized that, compared to parents in the control group, parents in both treatment groups would have lower stress levels, higher self-esteem, and higher coping scores. It was further hypothesized that the P subscale score (presently feel) on the Coping with Loss Scale would be significantly higher than the U subscale score (used to feel) for parents participating in the study. Parents in the support group (N=16), counseling group (N=16) and control group (N=16) completed the Coopersmith Self-Esteem Inventory, the Parenting Stress Index, and the Coping with Loss Scale. The results revealed no significant differences in self-esteem scores, stress scores, or coping scores between parents in the control group and those in treatment groups. The subscales of the Coping with Loss Scale proved to significantly discriminate between each other. (NB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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