International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Masters Thesis | Psychiatry | India | Volume 12 Issue 7, July 2023 | Rating: 5.3 / 10


Effect of Positive Parenting Programme on Stress among Parents of Children with Autism

Sr Deepa OSS


Abstract: Background: Among all developmental disabilities of children, autism spectrum disorder is a devastating disorder with high prevalence in different countries all over the world. Parents of children with autism spectrum disorder report significantly higher stress than parents of children with other disorders. Aim & Objectives: The present study was aimed to assess the effect of positive parenting programme on stress among parents of children with autism. The objectives were to assess the level of stress among parents of children with autism, to determine the effect of positive parenting programme on the level of stress among parents of children with autism and to find out the association between pre-test level of stress among parents of children with autism and selected demographic variables. Methods: Quantitative approach. A one group pre- test post- test pre-experimental, design was used for study. Convenience sampling technique was used for selection of sample. 60 parents of children with autism were selected for the study. The tools of the study were demographic data sheet and Parenting stress index-short form Richard Abidin (1995). Results: The collected data were analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics. Paired ?t? test computed between the pre and post-test level of stress scores showed that the p- value (p<0.000) is less than 0.05 level of significance. Conclusion: The study concluded that the positive parenting programme was effective in reducing stress among parents of children with autism. Chi-square test showed that there was no significant association between the pre-test level of stress among parents of children with autism and selected demographic variables except type of family.


Keywords: Effect; Positive Parenting Programme; Stress; Parents; Children with autism


Edition: Volume 12 Issue 7, July 2023,


Pages: 1790 - 1793


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