DOI: 10.14704/nq.2018.16.1.1163

Comparison of Distress Tolerance and Adjustment of Mothers of Intellectual Disability Children and Mothers of Normal Children in Yasouj City (Iran)

Seyed Soleiman Hosseininik, Farzad Amiri, Reza Mirzaei Rad

Abstract


The purpose of the present study was to compare distress tolerance and adjustment of mothers of intellectual disability children and mothers of normal children. The sample included 94 mothers with intellectual disability children and 94 mothers with normal children. Bell adjustment inventory and Simmons and Gahir Distress Tolerance Questionnaire (DTS) were performed on subjects. The results showed that there was a significant difference between the subjects regarding the components of tolerance distress and adjustment components. It means that mothers of children with intellectual disabilities in components of distress tolerance variable (tolerance, absorption, evaluation, and adaptation) and components of adjustment variable (home adjustment, health adjustment, social adjustment, emotional adjustment, job adjustment) have a lower score.

Keywords


Distress Tolerance, Adjustment, Mothers of Intellectual Disability Children, Mothers of Normal Children

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