A Combined Model Study: The Needs of Parents of Children with Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity (ADHD) in Parent Education A Combined Model Study: The Needs of Parents of Children with Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity (ADHD) in Parent Education

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Cahit Nuri Gönül Ayşe Akçamete Cemaliye Direktör

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ADHD children have some special education needs. Participation of parents in the process plays an essential role in the effectiveness of education. Determination of the educational expectations of parents of children with special status in parent education, which is part of lifelong education, and preparation of education programs in line with these needs are of great importance for the development of the society. The aim of the research in this direction is to determine the educational needs of parents with ADHD children. In addition, determining stress and quality of life constitutes the other sub-objectives of the research. A mixed model is used in the study. Through special education teachers 200 parents (110 mothers and 90 fathers) were reached. “Beach Centre Family Quality of Life Scale”, “Perceived Stress Level Scale” and “Tool for Determining Parent Needs” were used for quantitative data. According to the obtained results, the stress level of parents is a significant predictor of quality of life (β=-.204, t= -2.738, p<.01). Among these parents, semi-structured interviews were held with 15 volunteers. Case study was conducted for qualitative data. The answers given to the questions in line with the themes formed by the researcher were examined. With qualitative data, it was found that parents felt emotional disability, had negative experiences with the environment, and that the child had difficulty in solving school problems. In addition, when the responses were examined, it was seen that participants often needed practical training (f = 12) to solve the problem. When the literature is examined, the research findings are similar to other findings indicating that having a child with ADHD brings some difficulties. Preparation of education programs answering to the needs of parents has been proposed.

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NURI, Cahit; AKÇAMETE, Gönül Ayşe; DIREKTÖR, Cemaliye. A Combined Model Study: The Needs of Parents of Children with Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity (ADHD) in Parent Education. International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, [S.l.], v. 12, n. 1, p. 19-26, oct. 2019. ISSN 1307-9298. Available at: <https://iejee.com/index.php/IEJEE/article/view/852>. Date accessed: 18 nov. 2019.
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