Comparative Study

| Published: June 25, 2015

Perceived Parental Practices and Quality of Life of Children with Learning Disabilities


MSc, Psychology (Clinical), Christ University, Bengaluru Google Scholar More about the auther

, Priti Sirkeck

Assistant Professor, Christ University, Bengaluru Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.067/20150203

DOI: 10.25215/0203.067


Children with Learning Disabilities (LD) in comparison to typically developed children report poorer emotional being, lower self-esteem and satisfaction in their relationships with family and friends. This purposive randomized study used the self-determination theory as a framework to extract the relationship between parental practices and quality of life in children with learning disabilities in a sample of 60 children who have been diagnosed with LD including 30 boys and 30 girls in the age range of 9 years to 12 years. Results revealed parental autonomy support was associated with two quality of life domains, family and Self esteem, in addition to the global quality of life. Hence, autonomy support should be practiced by parents in the home environment to promote self-determination and improve the quality of life in children with LD.

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