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ERIC Number: EJ1161725
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Dec
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1744-6295
Resilience and Impact of Children's Intellectual Disability on Indian Parents
Rajan, Anugraha Merin; John, Romate
Journal of Intellectual Disabilities, v21 n4 p315-324 Dec 2017
Resilience of parents in the context of raising a child with intellectual disability is gaining attention as a mechanism that addresses their inherent strengths to withstand the potential associated strain. Understanding its underlying factors has applications in fostering their resilience. The present study explored the resilience of parents and its relationship with the impact of child's disability. A total of 121 parents were assessed using Connor Davidson Resilience Scale and National Institute for the Mentally Handicapped Disability Impact Scale. The results revealed that parenting a child with intellectual disability posed them with both positive and negative experiences. Their evaluations about the condition of the child significantly influenced their resilience. The positive perceptions about the child's disability operated as a protective element, whereas their negative evaluations acted as a risk element of resilience. The findings have specific importance in designing interventions for families of persons with intellectual disability.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: India
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