Parenting stress and marital satisfaction among parents of children with neurodevelopmental disorders: Moderating role of resilience

Authors

  • Bushra Irshad Psychology Department, Goverment College University, Lahore Pakistan
  • Romana Pervez Women Institute of Rehabilitation Sciences, Abbottabad Pakistan
  • Gul Nayab Women Institute of Rehabilitation Sciences, Abbottabad Pakistan
  • Nusrat Naseem Isra University Islamabad Campus Pakistan
  • Muhammad Nasir Khan National Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine, Islamabad Pakistan
  • Zaish Awan Women Institute of Rehabilitation Sciences, Abbottabad Pakistan

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.52567/trj.v7i02.201

Keywords:

Marital Satisfaction, Neurodevelopmental Disorders, Parenting Stress, Resilience

Abstract

Background: Parenting stress is an important factor that affects the marital satisfaction of parents of children with neurodevelopmental disorders. When parents are faced with a challenging situation, such as having a child with a neuro-developmental disability, resilience facilitates a more positive coping style and improves marital satisfaction.

Objective: to investigate the relationship between parenting children with neurodevelopment disorders, stress and marital satisfaction among parents while moderating the role of resilience.

Methodology: The cross-sectional analytical study was conducted on n=300 parents of children with ADHD, an intellectual disability, and autism. Purposive sampling was employed to get a sample from RHS Rehabilitation Centre Islamabad. The mothers (n=150) and fathers (n=150) were selected with the age range of 25 to 50 years. Parenting stress was measured using the Parental Stress Scale after translating it into Urdu. To determine the Resilience, the Urdu version of the Connor-Davidson Resilience scale was used. Whereas marital satisfaction was determined using an Urdu-translated version of the Dyadic Adjustment Scale.

Results: A negative correlation was revealed in the findings between parenting stress and marital satisfaction (p < 0.05). Moderation analysis demonstrated a significant effect of resilience on the relationship between parenting stress and marital satisfaction (R2 = 0.70, B = 0.002, β = -0.71, p < 0.05).

Conclusion: In conclusion, it was found that high stress experienced by parents of children with neurodevelopmental disorders has a negative impact on their marital satisfaction. Both their marriage and parental lives were affected equally. For both fathers and mothers, resilience can be a useful tool in resolving marital problems.

Keywords: marital satisfaction, neurodevelopmental disorders, parenting stress, resilience

Author Biographies

Bushra Irshad, Psychology Department, Goverment College University, Lahore Pakistan

PhD scholar

Romana Pervez, Women Institute of Rehabilitation Sciences, Abbottabad Pakistan

Assistant Professor/ HOD 

 

Gul Nayab, Women Institute of Rehabilitation Sciences, Abbottabad Pakistan

Lecture Psychology

Nusrat Naseem, Isra University Islamabad Campus Pakistan

PhD scholar

Muhammad Nasir Khan, National Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine, Islamabad Pakistan

Speech and language Pathologist 

Zaish Awan, Women Institute of Rehabilitation Sciences, Abbottabad Pakistan

Assistant Professor

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Published

2023-06-30