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aud 2012, 21(4): 51-59 Back to browse issues page
Comparison of psychological well-being and coping styles in mothers of deaf and normally-hearing children
Abdollah Ghasempour1, Ebrahim Akbari 2, Maryam Taghipour3, Zeinab Azimi2, Ebrahim Refaghat3
1- Department Department of Psychology, Faculty of Educational Sciences and Psychology, University of Mohaghegh Ardabili, Ardabil, Iran
2- Department of Psychology, Faculty of Education & Psychology, University of Tabriz, Tabriz, Iran
3- Department of Psychology, Faculty of Educational Sciences and Psychology, University of Mohaghegh Ardabili, Ardabil, Iran
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Background and Aim: Families who have a child with hearing deficiency deal with different challenges, and mothers have a greater responsibility towards these children because of their traditional role of caregiver so, they deal with more psychological problems. The aim of this study was to compare the psychological well-being and coping styles in mothers of deaf and normal children.
Methods: In this cross-sectional and post event study (causal-comparative method), 30 mothers of deaf students and 30 mothers of normal students from elementary schools of Ardabil, Iran, were selected using available sampling. The Ryff psychological well-being (1989) and Billings and Moos coping styles (1981) questionnaires were used in this study. The data were analyzed using MANOVA test.
Results: We found that in mother&aposs of deaf children, psychological well-being and its components was significantly lower than mothers of normal children (p<0.01 and p<0.05, respectively). There was a significant difference between two groups in terms of cognitive coping style, too (p<0.01). However, mothers of deaf children used less cognitive coping style.
Conclusions: It seems that child&aposs hearing loss affects on mothers psychological well-being and coping styles this effect can be visible as psychological problems and lower use of adaptive coping styles.

Keywords: Mothers of deaf children, psychological well-being, coping styles
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Received: 2011/12/16 | Accepted: 2012/07/14 | Published: 2013/10/15
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