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ERIC Number: EJ909031
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 39
ISSN: ISSN-0827-3383
The Influence of Parents on the Formation of Psychological Needs of Teenagers with Disability
Konarska, Joanna
International Journal of Special Education, v25 n3 p9-16 2010
The cognitive aim of this research is to examine the level of intensity of needs in the case of teenagers with visual impairments, compared with their able-bodied peers, as well as participation of parents in formation of these needs. The practical aim of the study is to consider the acquired knowledge in programs of early rehabilitation and helping parents who are an indispensable link in the process of need formation for a child. To describe the level of fulfilling needs, the author used the questionnaire made by G.G. Stern (1958). The analysis of needs presented in this study was a part of a broad investigation of conditions of social behavior of people with disability (Konarska, 1991, 2002, 2003, 2003 a, 2005, 2007). This study showed connection between examined needs and parental influence on their formation. In the author's investigation, the connection between early influence of parents on the formation of needs of the examined teenagers and the level of intensification of the needs they present was not always direct and clear. This research showed that despite great parental efforts, level of some needs was not sufficient to make building a relationship with other people easier in the future. Weak needs of achievement, low needs of autonomy, low compensation ability, and weakly developed cognitive needs, indicated that great effort of parents in order to create these needs, was not successful. Obtained results suggest that if parents do not reach intended educational aim, it means, they need professional help. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Poland