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Comparative Study

| Published: September 18, 2020

A comparative study of neuroticism, quality of life and hope among the parents of normal children, parents of intellectually disabled children and parents of physically disabled children

Ketaki Joshi

MA Clinical Psychology, Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune, India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.097/20200803

DOI: 10.25215/0803.097

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The purpose of this study is to examine the difference between the neuroticism, hope and quality of life among the parents of normal children, parents of intellectually disabled children, parents of physically disabled children. A total sample of 90 parents (30 samples/ category) from cities like Pune, Mumbai, Aurangabad was selected. The tools used in this research were Neuroticism Scale Questionnaire, The Adult Hope Scale and Assessment of Quality of Life 8D (AQoL 8D) that assessed their neuroticism, hope and quality of life respectively. Findings: A significant difference is found between quality of life of the parents having normal children and parents having intellectually disabled children, parents having physically disabled children. There is no significant difference between neuroticism and hope of the parents having normal children, parents having intellectually disabled children and parents having physically disabled children. Implication: Self-help support group can be created for parents to help them release/vent their feelings. Intervention can be planned for the children as well as parents Intervention can be offered to provide them good quality of life & to reduce Neuroticism.

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

18.01.097/20200803

10.25215/0803.097

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Published in   Volume 08, Issue 3, July-September, 2020