Parental coping on children with autism at selected SPED schools in Cavite

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Bachelor of Science in Nursing


Parenting, Autistic Disorder, Adaptation, Psychological


The study used the non-experimental, descriptive type of research design. The respondents were selected by purposive sampling using probability sampling. The tool utilized by the researchers in determining the parental coping on children with autism at selected SPED schools in Cavite was adopted from Family Crisis Oriented Personal Evaluation Scale or the F-COPES by McCubbin, Olson and Larsen (1981). The main statistical treatments used in the analysis of the gathered data were frequency distribution, percentage, mean, ANOVA or F-test and t-test. Based on the findings of the study, the following conclusions were drawn: 1) Most of the respondents belong to 30-39 years of age. Mostly are female, married, college graduate, and Catholic. Many of the respondents earned Php10,000 below per month; 2)The study shows that the respondents believe that having faith in God or a higher power that He will help them to be always prepared in facing challenges, accepting that difficulties such as increased financial demands occurs and is a fact of life, and believing that they can handle their own problems are the most helpful coping skills; 3) The study indicates that the parental coping on children with autism has no significant difference when grouped according to age, gender, civil status, educational attainment, religious affiliation, family monthly income, age of the child with autism, gender of the child with autism, birth order of the child with autism, and length of stay in SPED school.

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