Parents of children with hearing impairment and non-hearing impairment:

Sub Title: a comparison of emotional well being

Author: Balquin, Wenna Grace, Dureza, Novelyn, Esplan

Accession Number: 1480-UGT

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Copyright Year: 2015

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This study was undertaken to find out and compare the difference between the emotional well-being of parents of children with hearing impairment and non-hearning impairment. This study employed the quantitative-qualitative types of research method. In analyzing data, the statistical tools used were the mean, t-test, ANOVA and thematic analysis. The participants of this study were parents of children with hearing impairment and non-hearing impairment whose children were officially enrolled during the academic year 2014-2015 in the special education integrated school of exceptional children (SPED-ISEC) in the intermediate level. The instrument used to gather data of the study was a validated researcher-made instrument. To ensure and establish the validity of he instrument, it was pilot tested and considered to be highly reliable and strongly correlated. The level of emotional well-being of parents of children with hearing imapairment and non hearing impairment was identified as "average". It meansss that both categories of parents may easily cope with difficult situations and may handle anxieties well. However, it could also mean that there will be a tendency that their emotional well being will alter to low of high level depending on the intensity of the factors that will affect their well-being. No significant difference existed between the level of emotioal well being of parents of children with non-hearing imapirment when grouped according to sex and age. This means that age and sex could not determine the state of emotional well being that the parents may have. The personal factors that affected the well-being of parents of children with hearing impairment were communication difficulty, financial matter, and unequal treatment. Meanwhile. the factors that affected the emotional well being of parents of children with non-hearing impairment were socialization skills and being able to do things normally.


Keywords: hearing impairment, non-hearing impairment

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