Family Environment

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AIM To study the impact of family environment on problem behaviors of children with and without Mental Retardation. HYPOTHESIS • There will be a significant difference in the family environment of normal children and children with mental retardation. • There will be a difference in the problem behaviors of normal children and children with mental retardation. • There would be significant difference in the overall impact of family environment on problem behaviors in both the groups. SAMPLE The sample was divided into two groups, namely parents of children with mental retardation and parents of children with no disability. The sample for the experimental group was collected from a charitable trust in New Delhi. Parents of children with mental…show more content…
It’s a main setting for the experiences of the child,particularly the young child. The family group is a part of culture. In order to understand the family environment’s impact on a person , one must consider the expectations that each one has in the family. The most common type of family is the joint family in which extended families or relatives stay together. However in recent times the concept of nuclear family has gained popularity and is been practiced in many households. The test was developed to sudy the family environment of children which would be helpful in identification of the reasons for children who face numerous amounts of difficulties, with the study of family environment correct measures could be taken at appropriate…show more content…
It measured the degree of commitment , help and support family members provided to each other. The result showed that there was a significant difference at .01 level between the levels of cohesion seen in both the groups. Families with a disabled child tend to be more cohesive and have a strong feeling of togetherness. It can further be supported by a study done by Raven and Spera,in 2007,on children with mental retardation and their parents. The parents scored higher on the subscale of cohesion and it revealed that positive perceptions functioned as strategies that helped families adopt or cope with the experiences of raising a child with disabilities and the problems they faced could be shared and understood by other members of the family as

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