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Difficulties blind parents face in child upbringing and availability of social support


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Feketić, Dorotea. (2018). Difficulties blind parents face in child upbringing and availability of social support. Diploma Thesis. Filozofski fakultet u Zagrebu, Department of Psychology. [mentor Arambašić, Lidija].

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The purpose of this study was to examine the difficulties experienced by blind parents, prejudices they face and social support available to them. 14 blind parents (7 mothers and 7 fathers) participated in the study. Their average age is 38 years, while their children are not older than 8 years. Semi-structured interviews had an average duration of 65 minutes. The results of this study showed that blind parents experience difficulties while feeding their babies, so they have to use various helpful strategies. Moreover, some difficulties were noticed in children’s health care, as well as lack of accessibility for the blind parents in the health institutions. The results also showed that blind parents spend free time with their children in a slightly different way than the sighted parents. Furthermore, a need for a higher level of social support has been noticed, especially where both parents are blind. Then, almost all female participants experienced prejudices and negative attitudes by medical staff. Gender differences have been noticed in feeding and health care, whereby mothers care for their children considerably more in preparing food, feeding, taking care of children’s health, like taking them to the doctor or giving medicine to children.

Item Type: Diploma Thesis
Uncontrolled Keywords: blind parents, difficulties of blind parents, social support to blind parents
Subjects: Psychology > Zdravstvena psihologija
Departments: Department of Psychology
Supervisor: Arambašić, Lidija
Date Deposited: 13 May 2019 04:41
Last Modified: 13 May 2019 04:41

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