A Study of Family Resilience Level of Family of Children with Disabilities and Its Predictors

장애아동의 가족탄력성에 영향을 미치는 요인에 관한 연구

  • Published : 2001.11.30


Little empirical study has been conducted concerning family resilience of family of children with disabilities. The purpose of this study is to examine the variables that may influence the level of family resilience and family resilience level of family of children with disabilities. This study used the sampled of 363 family of children with disabilities selected from 17 community rehabilitation centers. The measurement of family resilience composed of the base of Walsh(1998)'s theory. And using confirmatory factor analysis, it was confirmed that the scale has three factor such as belief system, organizational pattern and communication process. This study showed that using 5 points scale, mean of belief system is 3.62. And mean of organizational pattern is 3.38 and mean of communication process is 3.73. In identifying predictor of the family resilience, this study used variables from the following aspects: perspective of disability of children, intra-aspect of family, extra-aspect of family. Using Regression analysis, it was found that attitude of family of disability and spouse relationship influenced all sub-aspect of family resilience. Specially, helping of professional influenced belief system, accept of disability influenced organizational pattern. And positive expectation of family of disability influenced communication process. This finding give us significant practical implications for social work intervention & the direction of future research in family resilience.