Vol 5 No 1 (2019)
Articles

Investigation of Social Support Perception and Self-Esteem as Predictors of Psychological Resilience of Parents Who Have Children with Special Educational Needs

Erkan Karaman
Ministry of Education Special Education Teacher, Osmaniye
Erkan Efilti
Necmettin Erbakan University, Ahmet Keleşoğlu Education Faculty, Special Education Department, Konya
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Keywords
  • Psychological resilience,
  • Perceived social support,
  • Self-Esteem,
  • Special education,
  • Parent perception,
  • Disabled children.
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Abstract

This study was conducted to examine the perceived social support and self-esteem as predictors of the psychological resilience of the parents who have children with special educational needs. This study aimed to reveal the relationship between the psychological resilience of the parents who had children with special educational needs and the level of social support they perceived and their self-esteem levels. This research is a correlation study in relational screening model. 235 parents (205 females and 30 males) participated in this study. Personal Information Form, Resilience Scale for Adults, Arıcak Self-Esteem Scale and Revised Parental Social Support Scale were used as data collection instruments. In the evaluation of the data number, percentage, mean and standard deviation were used as descriptive statistical methods. The t-test was used to compare quantitative continuous data between two independent groups, and one way Anova test was used to compare quantitative continuous data between more than two independent groups. Scheffe test was used as a complementary post-hoc analysis to determine the differences after the Anova test. According to the research results, there is a significant relationship between psychological resilience, perceived social support and self-esteem. Perceived social support and self-esteem variables predicted the psychological resilience. The results of the research were discussed in the relevant literature.

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