Resilience, self-activation and coping strategies of mothers in the of their children's disability

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Abstract

Aim. The study is focused on studying the manifestations of resilience, self-activation and coping strategies of mothers depending on the type of challenge, assessment of its strength and the presence/absence of disability in their children. Materials and methods. The study involved women (N=271) aged 24 to 55 years, including 156 mothers of healthy children and 115 mothers of children with disabilities. A socio-biographical questionnaire and a package of techniques were used: Self-activation technique (M.A. Odintsova, N.P. Radchikova); Resilience test (E.N. Osin, E.I. Rasskazova); SORET questionnaire (E.I. Rasskazova, T.O. Gordeeva, E.N. Osin). Results and conclusions. The relationship between the social and demographic characteristics of mothers and their assessments of the situation of the call is revealed. Less constructive coping strategies (mental withdrawal from the problem, denial, behavioral care, etc.) are more often used by mothers with a high assessment of the strength of the challenge; positive reformulation, humor and planning are more often used with low assessments of the strength of the challenges, regardless of the presence of disabled children in the family. Mothers raising children with disabilities are characterized by lower rates of physical activation, the level of which is lower with high estimates of the strength of the challenge.

General Information

Keywords: resilience, self–activation, coping strategies, challenges, the power of challenge, mothers of children with disabilities

Journal rubric: Empirical Researches

Article type: scientific article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.17759/cpp.2023310104

Funding. The reported study was funded by Russian Science Foundation (RSF), project number 22-28-00820 (Psychological resources of socially vulnerable groups in the face of modern challenges (on the example of people with disabilities and their families).

Received: 21.10.2022

Accepted:

For citation: Odintsova M.A., Lubovsky D.V., Gusarova E., Ivanova P. Resilience, self-activation and coping strategies of mothers in the of their children's disability. Konsul'tativnaya psikhologiya i psikhoterapiya = Counseling Psychology and Psychotherapy, 2023. Vol. 31, no. 1, pp. 79–106. DOI: 10.17759/cpp.2023310104. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)

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Maria A. Odintsova, PhD in Psychology, Docent, Head of the Department of Psychology and Pedagogy of Distance Learning, Faculty of Distance Learning, Moscow State University of Psychology & Education, Moscow, Russia, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3106-4616, e-mail: mari505@mail.ru

Dmitry V. Lubovsky, PhD in Psychology, associate professor, Professor of the UNESCO Department “Cultural and Historical Psychology of Childhood”, Moscow State University of Psychology & Education, Moscow, Russia, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7392-4667, e-mail: lubovsky@yandex.ru

Elena Gusarova, MA in Psychology, Moderator, Scientific and Practical Center for Comprehensive Support of Psychological Research PsyDATA, Moscow State University of Psychology & Education, Moscow, Russia, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6968-5253, e-mail: bondarevaes@fdomgppu.ru

Polina Ivanova, MA in Psychology, Moscow State University of Psychology & Education graduate, Moscow, Russia, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6343-4979, e-mail: ivanova.polina.andreevna@gmail.com

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