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A comparative study was conducted on differences in coping resources in parents of a child with Down syndrome and parents of children without Down syndrome. Participants included twenty- three parents of a child with Down syndrome and twenty-nine parents of children without Down syndrome . All parents were from the St. Louis metropolitan area. The participants completed a personal data questionnaire and the Coping Resources Inventory (CRI). The personal data questionnaire contained demographic questions, and the CRI measured coping resources in five domains: cognitive , social, emotional, spiritual/philosophical, and physical . Data was statistically analyzed to determine differences in each of the five domains and in the total scores for coping resources. There were no significant differences found in the individual domains or total scores between parents of a child with Down syndrome and parents of children without Down syndrome.
Feco, Randee Jo, "Coping Resources: A Comparative Study of Parents of Children with Down Syndrome and Parents of Children Without Down Syndrome" (1997). Theses. 603.
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