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ERIC Number: EJ807852
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 24
ISSN: ISSN-1555-6913
Some Features and Differences between Parents of Students with Special Needs and Typical Children in Croatia
Jakab, Ana Wagner; Cvitkovi, Daniela
Journal of the International Association of Special Education, v7 n1 p47-55 Spr 2006
Since 1980, children with mild learning disabilities in Croatia have a legal right to attend regular schools together with their typical peers. Today they are still facing a lot of troubles during their schooling that has had a strong impact on their whole family. In order to see more clearly the parent relationship toward their children this study investigated features and differences between parents of students with special needs and typical children. The sample consisted of parents of children with special needs integrated in regular schools (n = 81) and parents of their typical peers (n = 231). The study was focused on parents' attitudes toward their children, estimations of their child's behaviors at home, personal traits (competence for parental role, external locus of control, self-respect and anxiety) and social and economic status. Results suggested differences in attitudes, social background and some of the personal traits between the two groups of parents. It was found that personal traits could be a predictor of parents' attitudes and estimations of children. Results suggest the need for further investigations. Practical implications are considered. (Contains 9 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Croatia