Impact of a Parent support group on parents of children with disabilities in Enugu Metropolis Nigeria
- Parents, Children with disabilities, Parent support group, upbringing, and empowerment.
This study examined the impact of “a parent support group” in empowering parents in Enugu metropolis Nigeria in improving the management of their children with disabilities. The study adopted a survey research design. Five research questions were asked and two (2) hypotheses were developed. The sample of the study was (20) parents, who have children with disabilities. Data were collected through questionnaire named Parent Support Group Questionnaire (PSGQ). A test of internal consistency, using Cronbach’s Alpha method, yielded a reliability index of 0.88. Analysis of data was done through simple percentages, mean and standard deviation. The hypotheses were tested with t-test analysis at 0.05 level of significance. Findings of the study suggest that interactions in activities of parent support group have positive contributions to parents and their children’s upbringing. The researcher recommends, along with other suggestions that parents of children with disabilities should form support groups or join existing ones for empowerment.
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TY - CONF AU - Okoroikpa Njideka Ifeoma PY - 2019/12 DA - 2019/12 TI - Impact of a Parent support group on parents of children with disabilities in Enugu Metropolis Nigeria BT - Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Special Education (ICSE 2019) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 329 EP - 334 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://www.atlantis-press.com/article/125928823 ID - Ifeoma2019/12 ER -