Parenting experiences of mother in children with developmental disabilities

발달장애 아동 어머니의 양육 경험

  • Received : 2018.05.15
  • Accepted : 2018.08.03
  • Published : 2018.08.31


The purpose of this study is to understand and describe in depth the meaning of parenting experiences of mothers with children with developmental disabilities through phenomenological methods. Participants of this study were selected by convenience sampling 11 mothers who were taking care of children with developmental disabilities who were being treated at the Welfare Center for the Disabled in C city. Data were collected from February to April, 2018 by using in-depth interview and tape-recording. The interview data were analyzed by the phenomenological analysis method of Giorgi. As the result of analysis, the following seven constituents were emerged; Regreting to delay the uncertain diagnosis, Difficulty in accommodating children with disabilities, Unbearable gaze around, Family disagreements due to children with disabilities, Adopting and dedicated to child care for disabled childre, Tiring of raising children with disabilities, Accepting children with disabilities. In conclusion, the parenting attitude of mother with developmental disability is influenced not only by the children with developmental disabilities but also by the social contact opportunities of daily life and interpersonal relationship including mothers' emotional stability and social isolation, It is considered that medical and welfare should be systematically introduced for physical, psychological and emotional support for mothers.


children with developmental disabilities;experiences;mothers;Parenting;qualitative research


Supported by : 창신대학교


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