International Journal of Psychiatry Research

Vol. 1, Issue 2, Part A (2019)

Behavioral problems of children with intellectual disability and Parents expressed emotion

Author(s):

Pheba Ann Chacko, Dr. Sreeja I

Abstract:
Background: The present study was intended to assess the behavioral problems of children with intellectual disability and parents’ expressed emotion. The objectives of the study were to assess the behavioral problems of children with intellectual disability, expressed emotion of their parents and to determine the relationship between behavioral problems of children and expressed emotion of parents. Methodology: Descriptive design was adopted. Sample consisted of 100 parents of children with intellectual disability from a selected school for differently abled Children. The tool used for the study were questionnaire to assess demographic variables of parents and socio-clinical variables of children, Level of Expressed Emotion scale and American Association Mental Retardation Adaptive Behavior Scale. The technique used for data collection was self-report from parents. Result: There was statistically significant positive correlation between expressed emotion of parents and behavior problems of children (r=0.219, p<0.05). Conclusion: The study concluded that higher the expressed emotion in the parents, aggravate the behavior problems in children with intellectual disability.

Pages: 13-17  |  859 Views  210 Downloads

How to cite this article:
Pheba Ann Chacko, Dr. Sreeja I. Behavioral problems of children with intellectual disability and Parents expressed emotion. Int. J. Psychiatry Res. 2019;1(2):13-17.
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