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postgraduate thesis: Coping and psychological states among parents of children with specialneeds

TitleCoping and psychological states among parents of children with specialneeds
Authors
Issue Date2012
PublisherThe University of Hong Kong (Pokfulam, Hong Kong)
Citation
Ng, S. [吳素心]. (2012). Coping and psychological states among parents of children with special needs. (Thesis). University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR. Retrieved from http://dx.doi.org/10.5353/th_b5070035
AbstractPast studies from various cultures have reported that parents of children with special needs experience more distress. The present study aimed to explore the psychological states of local Chinese parents of children with special needs in Hong Kong with the construct of coping flexibility incorporated. Participants were 116 parents of children with special needs and 62 parents of children without special needs. Results indicated that Chinese parents of children with special needs had higher anxiety and lower life satisfaction than did parents of children without special needs. The former also had lower perceived social support, perceived controllability, and coping flexibility for childcare than did parents in the control group. Another aim of the current study was to identify factors for prediction of anxiety, depression, and life satisfaction. Status of having children with special needs predicted depression, but not anxiety and life satisfaction. Social support not only demonstrated a main effect on anxiety, depression, and life satisfaction, but also showed a buffering effect on coping flexibility for childcare in predicting anxiety and depression respectively. Social support moderated the relation between controllability and life satisfaction as well. The results in this study guide us in designing suitable services for parents.
DegreeMaster of Social Sciences
SubjectParents of children with disabilities - Psychology.
Dept/ProgramClinical Psychology
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/192397

 

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dc.contributor.authorNg, So-sum.-
dc.contributor.author吳素心.-
dc.date.accessioned2013-11-03T04:23:53Z-
dc.date.available2013-11-03T04:23:53Z-
dc.date.issued2012-
dc.identifier.citationNg, S. [吳素心]. (2012). Coping and psychological states among parents of children with special needs. (Thesis). University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR. Retrieved from http://dx.doi.org/10.5353/th_b5070035-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/192397-
dc.description.abstractPast studies from various cultures have reported that parents of children with special needs experience more distress. The present study aimed to explore the psychological states of local Chinese parents of children with special needs in Hong Kong with the construct of coping flexibility incorporated. Participants were 116 parents of children with special needs and 62 parents of children without special needs. Results indicated that Chinese parents of children with special needs had higher anxiety and lower life satisfaction than did parents of children without special needs. The former also had lower perceived social support, perceived controllability, and coping flexibility for childcare than did parents in the control group. Another aim of the current study was to identify factors for prediction of anxiety, depression, and life satisfaction. Status of having children with special needs predicted depression, but not anxiety and life satisfaction. Social support not only demonstrated a main effect on anxiety, depression, and life satisfaction, but also showed a buffering effect on coping flexibility for childcare in predicting anxiety and depression respectively. Social support moderated the relation between controllability and life satisfaction as well. The results in this study guide us in designing suitable services for parents.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherThe University of Hong Kong (Pokfulam, Hong Kong)-
dc.relation.ispartofHKU Theses Online (HKUTO)-
dc.rightsThe author retains all proprietary rights, (such as patent rights) and the right to use in future works.-
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.source.urihttp://hub.hku.hk/bib/B50700352-
dc.subject.lcshParents of children with disabilities - Psychology.-
dc.titleCoping and psychological states among parents of children with specialneeds-
dc.typePG_Thesis-
dc.identifier.hkulb5070035-
dc.description.thesisnameMaster of Social Sciences-
dc.description.thesislevelMaster-
dc.description.thesisdisciplineClinical Psychology-
dc.description.naturepublished_or_final_version-
dc.identifier.doi10.5353/th_b5070035-
dc.date.hkucongregation2012-

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