An Analysis of Attitude of Parents towards Children with Intellectual Disability

Hifsa Batool Abid Masood Khan & Saleha Ashraf 

Abstract

The objective of study was to analyze attitude of parents towards their intellectually disable children and parents of normal children towards their normal children. The study was descriptive in nature and survey method was used to collect the data from sample of N=200 (n=100 parents of intellectually disable children and n=100 parents of normal children) from Faisalabad division of Punjab Province. For the selection of sample the convenient sampling technique was used. Parental age group was 26-55 years, either mother or fathers were included in the sample based on the availability and children age group was among 6-15 years. Parents belonged to different residential areas and have different level of education. Index of parental attitude (IPA) was used to collect the data. Statistical analysis of the collected data showed that there is significant difference in the parental attitude among parents of intellectually disabled children and parents of normal children. There is no significant difference in the parental attitude of fathers and mothers towards their intellectually disabled children. There is no significant difference in the parental attitude towards intellectually disabled children on the basis of age of parents. There is significant difference in the parental attitude towards intellectually disabled children on the basis of their education.

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