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Maximising abilities of individuals with intellectual disabilities: importance of parental self-efficacy.

McCann, Jordan (2016) Maximising abilities of individuals with intellectual disabilities: importance of parental self-efficacy. Undergraduate thesis, National College of Ireland.

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Abstract

A parent’s level of self-efficacy effects how they as parent behave and interact with their child. This is essential, especially for parents of child with ASD, as a much higher level of investment is required to help a child with ASD realize their potential. Previous research has highlighted the importance of self-efficacy in parents in a child’s education and social development. This study used a sample of 42 parents (males n= 16; females n= 26) of children with ASD to examine how demographic factors (i.e age, gender and hours psent working per week) can affect their self-efficacy. Majority of the sample used was provided by Autism Ireland. Correlation between IVs and DVs (parental efficacy & perceived self-efficacy) were observed using various statistical methods. Results show there to be a correlational relationship between the age of the parent and the levels of perceived self-efficacy (PSE). Results are supported by previous research that also examined age as a predictor for levels of self-efficacy.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Subjects: L Education > LC Special aspects / Types of education > Education for the Learning Disabled
Divisions: School of Business > BA (Honours) in Psychology
Depositing User: Tim Lawless
Date Deposited: 20 Sep 2016 18:31
Last Modified: 20 Sep 2016 18:31
URI: http://trap.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/2218

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