A comparison between mathers with exceptional children ( multi disabled children,retarded , motor-physical disorder, blind and sight disorder , deafand ear disorder)with mothers with normal children in term of mental health.
The objective of this stady is trying to find ananswer to this question;"is there a significant difference between mothers with exceptional children with mothers of normal children in terms of mental health?"
Respondents for this survey include 516 mothers with exceptional children (202 mental retardness,63 deef children, 58 blind children ,94 motor- phisical disorder and 99 multi disabled children), that all of them were collected and counted ,as well as 69 people of mothers with normal children that were selected randomly ,the instrument has been employed in this study was general health questionnaire(GHQ) that composed of 28 question ,our research proposal is causal comparative method.
Findings and results:
Our statistical findings show that generally there is a significant difference between mothers with exceptional children with mothers of normal group in terms of depression and physical signs.
In terms of insomnia and anxiety there is no significant difference among mothers with multi disabled children, retardness children ,motor-physical,blind and sight disorders. And ear and ear problems children . there was a significant difference between mothers with normal children with mothers with multi disabled children and retardeness children in terms of insomnia and anxiety.while there was no difference between mothers with normal kinds with mothers with deaf and blind kind in terms of insomnia and anxiety.
There was no significant difference among mothers with multi disabled kids,retarded kids, motor-physical disorder kids,blind and deaf kids in terms of social functions.however there was a significant difference between mothers with normal kids and the ones with retarded,multi disabled,motor-physical disorder and deaf kids in terms of social function.wile there was meaningful difference between mothers with normal kids and mothers with blind kids.
Corresponding Author: Hooshang zandi.M.A in psychology and Education of Exceptional Children university of Tehran.
M.Gholamali Lavasani,PH.D.Professor of psychology and Education University of Tehran.
G.Aliafrooz,PH.D. Professor of Psychology and Education of Exceptional children University of Tehran.
M.Saeed Mardookhi,PH.D.Professor of Psychology and Education of Exceptional Chidren. Payame Noor University,Karaj Distrct Department.