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Research Paper | Psychology Science | India | Volume 5 Issue 12, December 2016
Coping Strategies among Adults with Mild Intellectual Disabilities
Kakali Goswami | Binapani Mohapatra
Abstract: The aim of the present study was to assess the coping strategies among adults with mild intellectual disability. The study was conducted on 20 male and 20 female adults with mild intellectual disability. The study was also explored the specific types of coping strategies used by the adults with mild intellectual disability. Lifestress inventory (coping dimension) was administered to elicit the responses from them. Open ended responses to each question of coping, coded into five dimension of active and avoidant coping strategies. . Chi square test was used to compare the Coping Strategies in respect to Gender and Employment. Finding suggested that adults with mild intellectual disabilities have used more active coping than avoidant coping strategies. Males have used more active coping strategies than females. It also revealed that adults with mild intellectual disability those who were having employment and those who were under vocational training have used more active coping strategies than unemployed adults with mild intellectual disability.
Keywords: Intellectual Disability, Mild Intellectual Disability, Coping strategies
Edition: Volume 5 Issue 12, December 2016,
Pages: 668 - 674
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