FAMILY SATISFACTION PROFILES OF MEXICAN PARENT WITH A CHILD WITH INTELLECTUAL DISABILITIES

Patricia Barrientos Mendoza, José Ángel Vera Noriega, Maira Fernanda Hurtado Abril

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Abstract

The family satisfaction of couples with a child with an intellectual disability is related to multiple mediating variables such as parental support, social cohesion, adaptability, and family coherence. The aim of the study was to identify the differences and characteristics between fathers and mothers regarding perceived family satisfaction and mediating variables by cluster analysis and discriminant. The results of the cluster analysis identified three groups of families: very satisfied, satisfied, and dissatisfied. The discriminant analysis in relation to sex found that parental support is the most important variable. The diversity of families and the differences between the roles in rearing the child allowed to take into account parental support as the most important to allow adequate levels of family satisfaction, therefore it will be necessary to create intervention programs that include this variable.
Original languageSpanish (Mexico)
Pages (from-to)212-221
Number of pages10
JournalThe Family Journal
Volume6
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2008

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