The efficacy of teaching stress coping methods on subjective well-being of mothers of children with physical disabilities

Azad Mohammadi, Maryam Akbari

Abstract


The current study has been conducted with the aim of determining the efficacy of teaching stress coping methods on subjective well-being of mothers of children with physical disabilities. The research has been quasi-experimental designs, pretest-post test method with unbalanced control group. The  statistical population consist mothers of children with physical-motor disabilities  who have been referred to welfare organization (Marivan) in the first quarter of 1394.first 30 of them were selected by simple random sampling then placed in two experimental and control group.

The experimental group have learned "Immunization against stress" technique during 8 sessions, and both of the Groups have been evaluated by Dinner and other's   "satisfaction with life questionnaire "(1985) and positive and negative effect schedule (PANAS)" in both pre and post- test phases. The results of covariance analysis showed teaching stress Coping methods significantly   has increased life satisfaction and positive affect  and decreased negative effect in experimental group. In another way teaching stress coping methods can lead to the better subjective well -being of Mothers of children with physical disabilities.


Keywords


teaching stress coping methods, subjective well-being, mothers of children with physical disabilities.

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