Resilience and Locus of Control of Parents Having a Child with Intellectual Disability

AbstractUnderstanding the resilience of parents is gaining importance in the field of intellectual disability as a process of making quality adaptations involved in raising a child with intellectual disability. The present study investigated the variations in resilience with respect to locus of control orientations of 57 parents. They were assessed using Connor Davidson Resilience Scale and Internal-External Scale. Results indicated that parental locus of control orientations significantly influenced their resilience. The internal locus of control acted as a protective mechanism of resilience. The findings have specific relevance in nurturing a community of resilient parents so that they will be active participants in the rehabilitation process of their children.
Source: Journal of Developmental and Physical Disabilities - Category: Disability Source Type: research

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