Arkhe, Vol 9, No 2 (2004)

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PENYESUAIAN DIRI ORANG TUA YANG MEMILIKI ANAK RETARDASI MENTAL RINGAN

Rahmah Hastuti, . Zamralita

Abstract


Mentally retarded children may have to deal with various problems and parents of these children may have to adjusts themselves in dealing with the children. This research explores parental adjustment toward their mentally retarded children. Four couples who have mild mentally retarded children participated in this qualitative research using in-depth interview between August 2003 to September 2003. Result indicates that parents are concerned over the future of their children. Their concerns are associated with financial matters and the children independency and social development. The adjustment process is continuous and being supported by family members, the community, and their religious belief.

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