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Family burden and subjective wellbeing of caregivers of persons with intellectual disability

Publication Type : Journal Article

Publisher : Indian Journal of Applied Research

Campus : Coimbatore

School : Department of Social Work, School of Engineering

Department : Social Work

Year : 2015

Abstract : This research work aims to study the ‘Family Burden and Subjective Well–Being of Family Caregivers of Persons with Intellectual Disability. The Research Design used for the study was Descriptive in nature. The universe consisted of family caregivers who visited an agency in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India. The samplingtechnique adopted for the selection of the respondents was Non Probability – Purposive Sampling method. Sample size was 112.The tool used for this study was an Interview Schedule which had two standardized scales. The findings of the study reveal that Age, Gender, Family Monthly Income, Domiciliary and Duration of Disability influence the Family Burden and Subjective Well Being of Caregivers. It is also seen that as Family Burden increases Subjective Well–Being of the caregiver’s decreases. The study also yielded some interesting results which implicate the scope for social work practice and further research in this area.

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