Investigating the Resilience Levels of Parents with Children with Multiple Disabilities Based on Different Variables

Sinem Kadi, Muzeyyen Eldeniz Cetin

APA 6th edition
Kadi, S., & Cetin, M.E. (2018). Investigating the Resilience Levels of Parents with Children with Multiple Disabilities Based on Different Variables. European Journal of Educational Research, 7(2), 211-223. doi:10.12973/eu-jer.7.2.211

Kadi S., and Cetin M.E. 2018 'Investigating the Resilience Levels of Parents with Children with Multiple Disabilities Based on Different Variables', European Journal of Educational Research , vol. 7, no. 2, pp. 211-223. Available from:

Chicago 16th edition
Kadi, Sinem and Cetin, Muzeyyen Eldeniz . "Investigating the Resilience Levels of Parents with Children with Multiple Disabilities Based on Different Variables". (2018)European Journal of Educational Research 7, no. 2(2018): 211-223. doi:10.12973/eu-jer.7.2.211


This study investigated the resilience levels of parents with children with multiple disabilities by utilizing different variables. The study, conducted with survey model –a qualitative method- included a sample composed of a total of 222 voluntary parents (183 females, 39 males) residing in Bolu, Duzce and Zonguldak in Turkey. Parental Information Form and Family Resilience Scale, consisting of 4 sub dimensions (Challenge, Self Efficacy, Commitment to Life and Control) and a total of 37 items, were used in the framework of the study which included reliability and validity studies of the scale as well. Differences between sub groups were not statistically significant for the following variables:  gender of children with multiple disabilities; age of children with multiple disabilities; support received for child care by parents of children with multiple disabilities; health problems of parents of children with multiple disabilities; psychological support received by parents of children with multiple disabilities; age of parents of children with multiple disabilities; income levels and education of parents of children with multiple disabilities (p>0.05). However, significant differences were observed in Challenge dimension in terms of gender of the parents and the type of disability.

Keywords: Resilience, family resilience, multiple disability, parents, resilience level.


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