Author: Noor Ul Ain
Supervisor: Nazia Bashir
University: Centre for Clinical Psychology, Punjab University, Lahore, Pakistan
Aim was to study the relation between Sense of Competence,
Religious Coping and Post-traumatic Growth in Mothers of
Children with Cerebral Palsy. It was hypothesized that there is
likely to be a positive relation between sense of competence,
positive religious coping and post-traumatic growth and there is
likely to be a negative relation between negative religious coping
and PTG. Furthermore it was also hypothesized that sense of
competence and religious coping will predict PTG. Sample of the
study consisted to 74 mothers (Mage= 30.23 & SD=5.65).
Parenting Sense of Competence Scale (Gibaud-Wallston &
Wandersman, 1978), Brief RCOPE (Pargament, Smith, Koenig,
& Perez, 2011) and Post-Traumatic Growth Inventory (Tedeschi,
& Calhoun, 1996) were administered to the participants to obtain
concerned information. Pearson Correlation and Multiple
Hierarchal Linear Regression were employed to analyze the data.
Demographic variables such as effective coping, social support
and perceived efficacy of mothers were found to be positively
related with post-traumatic growth. Results of the study revealed
that there exists a positive correlation between sense of
competence, positive religious coping and post-traumatic growth
and a negative correlation between negative religious coping and
post-traumatic growth. Results also highlighted the role of sense
of competence and religious coping as predictors of post traumatic growth. Result of the study will be helpful to use as a base to counsel the mothers about stress and challenges faced by
disability of the child and related post traumatic growth.
Furthermore it will be helpful in training the parents to enhance
their competence that will resultantly increase post-traumatic growth.
Keywords: Sense of Competence, Religious Coping, Posttraumatic Growth, Cerebral Palsy.
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