Comparative Study

| Published: June 25, 2015

Burden, Stress and Coping Strategies of Intellectually Disabled Children

Dr. Thiyam Kiran Singh ,

Associate Professor (Clinical Psychology) Department of Psychiatry, Government Medical College and Hospital, Chandigarh. Google Scholar More about the auther

Priyanka Panday

M.Phil Research Scholar, Amity University Rajasthan, Jaipur- 302002, Rajasthan. Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.083/20150203

DOI: 10.25215/0203.083


Aim of this research is to find out the burden, stress and coping strategies of intellectually disabled children on parents. In this study two groups one is male and other is female were selected. A total of 51 samples were collected out of which 26 are Male group and 25 are Female group. Data were collected from SMS Psychiatry Centre, Jaipur. Tools used for data collection are caregiver burden questionnaire developed by Kaur and Arora (2010), Perceived stress scale by Cohen (1983), Coping inventory by Carver and Scheier (1989). In this study 2x2 factorial design was adopted for analyzing data. The Result of this study showed there is significant difference between male and female on burden indicating higher burden on male parents. There is significant difference of stress between male and female parents indicating higher perceived stress on female parents. There is significant difference between male and female parents on coping indicating male parents are having good coping skills in comparison to female parents. The study concluded that male parents are getting more burden, female parents gets more stress and when concerned about coping male parents are good in coping strategies than female parents.
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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

DIP: 18.01.083/20150203

DOI: 10.25215/0203.083

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Published in   Volume 02, Issue 3, April-June, 2015

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