Functionality of the family system within families with disabled children

Popovska Nalevska, Gorica and Popovski, Filip and Dimova, Hristina (2022) Functionality of the family system within families with disabled children. International Journal of Research Studies in Education, 11 (12). pp. 1-11. ISSN 2243-7703 / 2243-7711

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This study aims at inquiring family functionality in families with disabled children in the
Republic of Macedonia. 130 parents of children with different types of disabilities took part in
this study, using the simple, random and convenient sampling methods. The study adopted the
descriptive survey design, using a questionnaire for parents of children with disabilities for
providing information about functionality and cohesion in families with disabled child. The
questionnaire contained closed type questions, and a Likert scale of a series of statements, on a
five-step scale from 1–completely disagree to 5 – completely agree. Parents' stress levels were
measured using the DASS 21 scale. The results of those series of questions showed that in most
cases interrelationship does not change, between many parents the relationship strengthened,
the spouses became more connected, openly discussed problems and found solutions together,
but all their time and devotion was directed towards the child, and very little to their own needs.
In terms of family functioning, the families involved in the research shows structured and
balanced flexibility, which is the willingness of families to change family rules, which is an
important aspect of overcoming the crises that the family faces. Scores on the DASS 21 scale
showed severe level of parental stress.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Scientific Fields (Frascati) > Social Sciences > Educational sciences
Divisions: Faculty of Technical Sciences
Depositing User: Prof. d-r Filip Popovski
Date Deposited: 15 Jun 2023 05:56
Last Modified: 15 Jun 2023 05:56

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