International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Relationship between Psychological Well-Being and Coping Strategies among Parents with Down syndrome children
Irum Hayat, Mahwish Zafar

The study investigated the relationship between coping strategies and psychological well-being among parents with Down syndrome children. The sample comprised of 120 parents (60 fathers, 60 mothers of diagnosed 60 children with Down syndrome) collected through purposive sampling. The study was an exploratory study and used co-relational research design. The study planned to investigate all possible relationships among variables and demographic variables. Results showed significant correlations between psychological well-being and coping strategies. Those parents who relied more on active avoidance coping, reported lower levels of psychological well-being as compared to those who relied on problem-focused coping strategies. Fathers scored significantly high on psychological well-being than mothers. Data analysis suggested significant differences in parental psychological well-being and coping strategies with the increasing age of the children. Gender differences were also explored which suggested that parents with girl-child had comparatively higher levels of psychological wellbeing than parents with boy-child

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