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Parenting Burden Factor Exploration and Confirmation among Parents of Children with Developmental Disabilities: Analysis of Direct, Indirect and Total Effect affecting Emotional Anxiety

Jongnam Baek 1

1공주대학교

Accredited

ABSTRACT

This study was designed for parenting burden factor exploration and confirmation among parents of children with developmental disabilities, and for analysis of direct, indirect and total effect affecting emotional anxiety of parents. The participants of this study were 242 parents of students with developmental disabilities selected in 3 special schools in C districts by a purposeful sampling. For testing parental burden of parents, the parental burden test developed by Oh(1997) and Nam(2001) was used. Results of this study were as followings: (1) As a result of exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis, 5 factors were extracted as a parental burden of parents: social burden; financial burden; physical burden; disability acceptance burden; emotional anxiety. (2) As a result of path analysis, financial, physical, and disability acceptance burden have direct effect on social burden, and social burden has direct effect on emotional anxiety. Physical burden and disability acceptance burden have direct and indirect effect mediated by social burden on emotional anxiety. However financial burden has indirect effect mediated by social burden on emotional anxiety without direct effect. This study may be useful to understand parental burden trait among parents of children with developmental disabilities. Lastly the implication, limitation and suggestion for following research were presented.

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