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The effects of the group counselling Program on Parenting stress, Self-esteem, and Depression of parents with developmental disabled children

  • Journal of Special Education: Theory and Practice
  • Abbr : JSPED
  • 2017, 18(2), pp.1-24
  • Publisher : Research Institute of the Korea Special Education
  • Research Area : Social Science > Education

Tae-Kyonng PARK 1 PARK, JAE YEON 1

1대구대학교

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ABSTRACT

This study is for verifying the effectiveness of parenting stress, self-esteem, and depression of parents with developmental disabled children by counselling. We organized subjective group and controlling group of each 8 people among 16 parents having 5 to 12 years-old children with developmental disabilities, who were with A Developmental Counselling Center located in K City. After group counselling was conducted 8 times from 15th April to 3th June, 2015, we had a post-term test after 3 months, 2th Sep., 2015. After carrying out three tests (pre test, post test, follow-up test), we checked the effectiveness inside the groups and the effectiveness between the subjective group and controlling group. Comparing the subjective group with the controlling group was performed by a non-parametric statistics method. In order verify pre-homogeneity between two groups, Mann-Whitney U test and X2-test were conducted. In order to compare the difference between two groups’ pre-, post-, following-up test scores, was carried out to compare two groups mutually. Meaningful results have been shown statistically in all parenting stress, self-esteem, depression. Particularly, highly meaningful level appeared clearly in parenting stress. This study can make a positive influence significantly on parents with developmental disabled child by enhancing the self-concept clarity and environment -associated parenting stress, self-esteem, and depression.

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