Title

Coping mechanisms of parents having blind children enrolled in Philippine National School for the blind

Date of Completion

2008

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Keywords

Visually Impaired Persons, Parenting, Adaptation, Psychological, Children

Abstract

The descriptive research using quantitative non-experimental research design was used in this study. The respondents are the parents of blind children aging 16 years old and below who are enrolled at Philippine National School for the Blind in Pasay City. Purposive sampling technique was utilized by the researchers. The study included 45 respondents, who were gathered through the help of the school principal. A self-made questionnaire that was made by the researchers in their conduct of their study. Data was analyzed using frequency distribution, percentage, weighted mean, f-test and t-test. The following conclusions were derived from the findings of the study: 1) Majority of the parents having blind children were 38 to 42 years old and 48 years old and above, female, married, high school graduates and had a monthly income of P5,000 and below; 2) Parents with blind children rarely used the appraisal-focused strategies; sometimes used the problem-focused strategies; and sometimes used the emotion-focused strategies as coping mechanism; 3) Parents with blind children from different age groups, male or female, of different civil status, and from different income groups have the same perception of the appraisal-focused strategies, problem-focused strategies, emotion-focused strategies as coping mechanisms and they all use the same coping mechanism. However, parents with blind children who were high school graduates will most likely use appraisal-focused strategies as coping mechanism, parents with blind children of different educational attainment have the same perception of the problem-focused strategies and emotion-focused strategies as coping mechanisms and all of them have the same overall coping mechanism.

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