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| Published: December 25, 2015

Psychological Distress, Family Adjustment and Quality of Life of Mothers of Differentially Disabled Children

Anusha Bhandari

Amity Institute of Psychology and Allied Sciences, Amity University, Noida Google Scholar More about the auther

, Smriti. R. Sethi

Amity Institute of Psychology and Allied Sciences, Amity University, Noida Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.055/20150301

DOI: 10.25215/0301.055

ABSTRACT

Every individual faces lot of hurdles in there day to day life, whether working, non-working or even those who are studying. The only factor that sets apart a winner from the others is how they respond to the situation that presents itself in front of them. Disability is considered to be a major problem in today’s scenario and is also one major responsibility for those who have or are the care givers for those who have any kind of disability. Quality of life is the Individuals satisfaction (or dissatisfaction) with the cultural or intellectual conditions under which they live. Quality of life not only consists of self satisfaction but also consists of two other factors as well, parenting and Family Adjustment and Psychological Distress. It is very important and a study also proves that involvement of a parent with their child is considered important when it comes to relationship between them and other family members. It helps in understanding the child well and also the similarities and dissimilarities between each other which helps in resolving various parenting and family issues. The study was done on 80 mothers, 40 working and 40 non-working mothers of differentially disabled children. The age group of mothers varied from 30 – 50 years. And for Children it was 5 – 10 years, which was studied using 3 different questionnaires. The study conducted shows that there is significant different between quality of life of Working and non-working mothers of differentially abled children, there is a significant Difference in psychological distress of working and non-working mothers of differentially abled children and it also reveals that there is no significant difference between parenting and Family adjustment of working and non-working mothers of differentially abled children.

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Anusha Bhandari @ bhandari.29anusha@gmail.com

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

DIP: 18.01.055/20150301

DOI: 10.25215/0301.055

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Published in   Volume 03, Issue 1, October-December, 2015

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