Title

Coping mechanism of single parent of children with special needs at selected special education (SPED) schools in Cav

Date of Completion

2013

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Keywords

Special Education, Children with Disabilities, Single-parent Family

Abstract

The research design that was used in the study was the non-experimental, descriptive method. The study focused on knowing the coping mechanism of single parent of children with special needs at selected special education (SPED) schools aging from 19 years old and below and 60 years old and above. The respondents of the study were chosen using purposive sampling and snowball sampling. The adapted modified questionnaire was utilized to collect information regarding the coping mechanism of single parents of children with special needs. Data was analyzed using frequency distribution, percentage, mean, Analysis of Variance (ANOVA), and t-test. Most of the respondents belong to 30-39 years of age. Mostly were female, high school graduates and Catholic. Many of the respondents earned Php10,000 and below per month. Most of the respondents coped emotionally, however, most of them always use the coping mechanism accepting that this event in his/her life is God's given grace which fall under spiritual coping mechanism and seldom used sharing his/her feelings with priest and other spiritual representatives which also falls under spiritual coping mechanism. There was no significant difference in the coping mechanism of single parent of children with special needs at selected special education (SPED) schools in Cavite when grouped according to age, gender, educational attainment, religious affiliation and family monthly income.

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