Stress, parental coping behavior, and mongolism : a study of the parental coping effectiveness under the stressful circumstances of caring for a mongoloid child

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dc.contributor.advisor Moore, T.
dc.creator O'Connor, Mary Alice
dc.date.accessioned 2011-05-09T12:32:24Z
dc.date.available 2011-05-09T12:32:24Z
dc.date.issued 1967
dc.identifier.other HV891 O36
dc.identifier.uri http://library2.smu.ca/xmlui/handle/01/22603
dc.description iv, 84 leaves ; 28 cm.
dc.description Bibliography: leaves 81-84.
dc.description Online version unavailable; Print version available from Patrick Power Library.
dc.description.abstract This study investigates the coping behavior of parents in the stressful situation of the presence of a mongoloid child in the home. In testing the theory, coping behavior is related to socioeconomic status; the higher the status, the more effective the coping. This is an individual thesis prepared in 1966 in partial fulfillment for the requirements of a Master’s Degree for the Maritime School of Social Work and Saint Mary’s University. The records of 24 mongoloid children seen at the Halifax Mental Health Clinic for Children between October 1950 and September 1966 were examined. From these records data pertaining to the measurement of parental coping behavior and socioeconomic status were collected on schedules. The data was then complied and a statistical test (Fisher’s Exact Probability Test) carried out. The findings of this study indicated no significant difference between the coping behavior of parents of relatively high socioeconomic status and that of parents of relatively low socioeconomic status. Reasons for this finding are explored in the study. Nevertheless, it was concluded that social workers need to be attentive to the mechanisms of coping behavior and methods by which they can be enhanced. Also, social workers need to be aware of the implication of socioeconomic status on their practice.
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Halifax, N.S.
dc.subject.lcc HV891
dc.subject.lcsh Down syndrome
dc.subject.lcsh Parents
dc.subject.lcsh Children with mental disabilities
dc.title Stress, parental coping behavior, and mongolism : a study of the parental coping effectiveness under the stressful circumstances of caring for a mongoloid child
dc.type Text
thesis.degree.name Master of Social Work
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.discipline Social Work Program
thesis.degree.grantor Saint Mary's University (Halifax, N.S.)
thesis.degree.grantor Maritime School of Social Work


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