Author: Qarina Pervaiz
Supervisor: Ms. Rizwana Arif
University: Institute of Applied Psychology, Punjab University, Lahore, Pakistan
The current study was conducted to adapt the Parenting Stress Index (3rded.) on Pakistan population. The sample collected was 298 parents (61 fathers and 237 mothers) of children who were between 7-12 years of age range and were diagnosed as Down’s syndrome, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Cerebral Palsy, Learning Disability and Mental Retardation. Data was collected through purposive sampling. Consent was taken from the participants to participate in current study from different schools and hospitals of Lahore. Exploratory Factor Analysis was run to analyze the data. Results showed that total 15 items were deleted from 101 items and 6 factors emerged from Child Domain and 7 from Parent Domain. Factor structure remained the same as the original Parenting Stress Index 3rd edition. Reliability (Inter Item Consistency) of Child Domain was calculated as .79, Parent Domain was .88 and Total Stress reliability was calculated as .90.
Keywords: Stress, Hyperactivity Disorder, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Cerebral Palsy, Learning Disability and Mental Retardation, Parenting, Adaptation.
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