Self-esteem and challenges of parents of children with intellectual disability

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Author: Alpuerto, Richel A. et.al.

Accession Number: 787

Class No: AV-UGT

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Copyright Year: 2016

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This study aimed to determine the level of self- esteem and challenges encountered by parents of children with intellectual disability using a validated questionnaire-checklist. Twenty (20) parents of children with intellectual disability in TAWAG School at Molo, Iloilo City responded to the sent out questionnaire- checklist used in the study. The questionnaire- checklist were composed of the researcher made questionnaire which deals on the challenges of parents and the standardized Rosenberg self- esteem scale. There were twenty- five (25) items in the questionnaire- checklist on challenges encountered and ten (10) items in the self- esteem questionnaire requiring the respondents to indicate a checkmark (?) on the column corresponding to the answer of the respondents’ choice. Each item was answerable with any of the following responses: “Strongly Agree” means that the statement is true to you most of the times. (Mapag-on nga nagasugot – buot silingon nga ang pahayag matuod sa imo sa halos tanan nga tyempo.), “Somewhat Agree” means that the statement is sometimes true to you. (Daw nagasugot – buot silingon nga ang pahayag kon kaisa matuod sa imo.), “Somewhat Disagree” – means that the statement is rarely true to you. (Daw wala nagasugot – buot silingon nga talagsa lang ang pahayag nga matuod sa imo.), and “Strongly Disagree” means that the statement is not true to you all the time. (Mapag-on nga wala nagasugot– buot silingon nga ang pahayag indi gid matuod sa imo sa tanan nga tyempo. The checklists were answered by the parents on the second week of December 2015. The following were the top five (5) challenges encountered by the parents: I avoid going to gatherings because I don’t want to talk about my child with disability (Nagalikaw ako sa pagtambong sa mga tipon-tipon bangud indi ko gusto mag-istorya parte sa akon bata nga may kasablagan); It is difficult for me to manage the conflict between a typical child and a child with disability (Nabudlayan ako mag areglo sang konplikto sa tunga sang bata nga wala kasablagan kag sa bata nga may kasablagan); I avoid bringing my child with disability to gatherings because I don’t want others staring at or making fun of him/her (Nagalikaw ako sa pagdala sang akon bata nga may kasablagan sa mga tipon-tipon bangud indi ko gusto nga maghimutad ang iban sa iya ukon himuon siya nga kaladlawan); I feel hopeless for my child with disability (Pamatyag ko wala na ako sang pag-asa para sa akon bata nga may kasablagan); I have difficulty asking for help from others because I feel insecure that people will know about my child’s disability (Nabudlayan ako mangayo bulig sa iban bangud indi ako kampante nga mahibaloan nila ang kasablagan sang akon bata). Results of the study showed that parents of children with disability have high self-esteem. Findings of the study further revealed that there were no significant relationships between the level of self-esteem and challenges of parents of children with intellectual disability.


Keywords: Self-esteem, Challenges, Parents, Children with intellectual disability, Intellectual disability

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