Seminar Details

Seminar Title
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Attribution Style of Parents having Children with Developmental Disabilities: Understanding Parental Stress, Physical Health, Coping, Wellbeing and Quality of Life
Seminar Type
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Progress Seminar
Department
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Humanities and Social Sciences
Speaker Type
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Student
Speaker Name
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ABHIJIT PATHAK ( RollNo : 518HS1012)
Date  &  Time
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10 Apr 2021  1730Hrs.
Venue
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Virtual Mode-MS Team (Meeting Code: vwwntuo)
Contact
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Prof. Ramakrishna Biswal
Abstract
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Rearing a child with Developmental Disabilities (DD) is a humongous task and creates a lot of stress in parents. To combat stress, parents adopt various coping mechanisms affecting their physical health, psychological well-being (PWB) and quality of life (QoL). Studies in the past have successfully established the relationship between stress and coping. However, there is a paucity of studies on how attribution impacts the stress and coping of parents of children with DD. The current study attempts to fill the gap in literature and explore the effect of attribution style on the choice of coping, well-being, and quality of life. The study will adopt a cross-sectional design. Along with socio-demographic information schedule, Physical Health Questionnaire (PHQ), Parenting Stress Scale, Attribution Style Questionnaire (ASQ), Ways of Coping Questionnaire (WOC), WHO-5 Wellbeing Index, WHO Quality of Life BREF (WHO QoL BREF) will be used for data collection. Descriptive as well as inferential statistical methods would be used for data analysis. Further, based on the relevant information, FGDs (Focused Group Discussions) may be considered at a later stage. The findings of the study will help in identifying the attributional style responsible for maladaptive coping. On the basis of these findings, future cognitive restructuring interventions would be designed to help in the process of coping, reducing stress, improving the psychological well-being, and quality of life of parents of children with DD. Coming across the role of parents as a primary caregiver, I wrote letter to the editor on Caregiver’s Perspective in the RPWD Act (2016) of India and got it published in Asian Journal of Psychiatry. I have currently communicated the narrative review paper to Indian Pediatrics and hoping to receive the positive outcome.