Analysis of support for parents in raising children with dyslexia

Abd Rauf, Athira Amira and Ismail, Maizatul Akmar and Balakrishnan, Vimala and Loh, Sau Cheong and Admodisastro, Novia Indriaty and Haruna, Khalid (2021) Analysis of support for parents in raising children with dyslexia. Journal of Family Issues, 42 (2). pp. 276-292. ISSN 0192-513X, DOI

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The parents of children with dyslexia often experience more parenting stress and depressive symptoms compared to other parents. Studies have shown that supporting and encouraging such parents help in reducing their frustrations, fear, anger, and low self-esteem towards their children. The purpose of this study was to identify and examine the different types of support needed by the parents of children with dyslexia and to explore the relationships between the required support with the parents’ marital status. Fifty questionnaires were distributed to the parents of children with dyslexia and analyzed. The findings showed that the type of support needed for parents of children with dyslexia could be grouped into social, peer-to-peer, financial, and government support. Furthermore, the analysis indicated that there were no significant differences between the social (p = 0.4014), peer-to-peer (p = 0.5020), and government (p = 0.7121) support with parents’ marital status. However, based on one-way ANOVA analysis, there was a significant difference found between the parents’ marital status and financial support (p = 0.0241). Accordingly, it is anticipated that the implication of this research could be used as a guide and a reference for supporting and encouraging parents of children with dyslexia and other learning disabilities. © The Author(s) 2020.

Item Type: Article
Funders: University of Malaya Research Grant RP059B-17SBS
Uncontrolled Keywords: Dyslexia; financial support; government support; social support; support groups
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Divisions: Faculty of Computer Science & Information Technology
Faculty of Education
Depositing User: Ms. Juhaida Abd Rahim
Date Deposited: 25 May 2021 02:53
Last Modified: 03 Mar 2022 02:41

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