The Investigation of the Relationship between Stress Level and Roles of Parents of 3-6 Years-Old Children Who Have Special Needs


İLHAN T.

ANKARA UNIVERSITESI EGITIM BILIMLERI FAKULTESI OZEL EGITIM DERGISI-ANKARA UNIVERSITY FACULTY OF EDUCATIONAL SCIENCES JOURNAL OF SPECIAL EDUCATION, vol.18, no.3, pp.383-400, 2017 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 18 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.21565/ozelegitimdergisi.286786
  • Journal Name: ANKARA UNIVERSITESI EGITIM BILIMLERI FAKULTESI OZEL EGITIM DERGISI-ANKARA UNIVERSITY FACULTY OF EDUCATIONAL SCIENCES JOURNAL OF SPECIAL EDUCATION
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.383-400

Abstract

The quality of parental roles is an important factor for the development and education of children who have special needs, as well as all children's. However, the parents of children who have special needs may experience more stress than the other parents, and this may prevent them from fulfilling appropriate and supportive parental roles. The aim of this study is to explain the relationship between stress level and roles of parents of 3-6 year-old children who have special needs and to determine direction and level of that relationship. Forty-eight parents participated in the study, and correlational model, one of the methods of quantitative research, was conducted. Data were collected through Perceived Stress Scale and Parental Roles Scale, which is the subscale of Family Evaluation Scale. As a result of the research, a significant negative correlation was found between parents' stress levels and parental roles. Finally, possible causes of parental stress were discussed and the implementation of social support programs was suggested to reduce the stress level of parents.