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Attitudes of Parents towards the Behavioural Management of their Children with Intellectual Disability

Authors:

Amina Mushtaq ,

Government College of Home Economics, Gulberg, Lahore, PK
About Amina

Amina Mushtaq (BS) has done her graduation in Human Development and Family studies from Government College of Home Economics in Lahore. She did her internship at Psychiatric Department, Services Hospital, Lahore. She has worked with Rising Angels (institute for Special Children).

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Attiya Inam,

Department of Human Development & Family Studies, Government College of Home Economics, Gulberg, Lahore, PK
About Attiya

Attiya Inam is an Assistant Professor in Department of Human Development and Family Studies, College of Home Economics, Lahore. She is also Director of Rising Angels (a centre for special children) for the last 15 years. She has done her doctoral research on 'Siblings of children with Autism'.

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Muhammad Abiodullah

Institute of Education & Research, University of the Punjab, Lahore, PK
About Muhammad

Muhammad Abiodullah is an Assistant Professor of statistics at Institute of Education and Research at University of Punjab. He is currently pursuing his post-doctorate at University of Liverpool, England.

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Abstract

Purpose: The study was designed to understand the attitudes of parents of children with intellectual disabilities, with regard to the management of problematic behaviour of their children, and to identify whether the mothers or the fathers had more positive attitudes.

Method: A structured interview schedule was developed. Convenience sampling was used to select 74 parents (30 fathers and 44 mothers) of children with intellectual disability. The data was analysed using descriptive and inferential statistics. For descriptive statistics, the frequency, percentage, mean and standard deviations were calculated. Inferential statistics included t-test and ANOVA.

Results: Indications were that parents of children with intellectual disability had positive attitudes towards their children. While mothers had more positive attitudes than fathers, there was no significant difference between the negative attitudes of fathers and mothers towards their children with intellectual disability.

Conclusion: It is recommended that further research should be conducted to identify the elements that influence the attitudes of parents of children with intellectual disability.

How to Cite: Mushtaq, A., Inam, A. and Abiodullah, M., 2015. Attitudes of Parents towards the Behavioural Management of their Children with Intellectual Disability. Disability, CBR & Inclusive Development, 26(3), pp.111–122. DOI: http://doi.org/10.5463/dcid.v26i3.439
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Published on 24 Oct 2015.
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