Title

Paternal involvement in the care of children with special needs

Date of Completion

2014

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Keywords

Disabled Children, Father-Child Relations

Abstract

The researchers utilized a quantitative non-experimental descriptive research design. The study involved 110 fathers of children with special needs. Respondents were chosen using purposive sampling. The instrument was developed based on the 21 nursing problems of Faye Glenn Abdellah. Data was analysed using percentage, mean, and Analysis of Variance (ANOVA). Most of the fathers of children with special needs from Starlight Special Youth and Dr. Jose P. Rizal Elementary School involved in the care in terms of physical, emotional/psychological and social aspect were aged 46-65 years old, married, high school graduates and who has a family monthly income of Php10,000 below. In the study, the result indicated that most of the fathers from Starlight Special Youth and Dr. Jose P. Rizal Elementary School with special children have very high involvement emotionally/psychological aspect and high involvement in physical and social aspects in taking care of their children with special needs. There was no significant difference in the paternal involvement in the care of children with special needs when grouped according to civil status and monthly family income. But there was significant difference in the paternal involvement in the care of children with special needs when grouped according to age and educational attainment.

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