Social Problems Of Mental Retarded Children And Their Parents

Jadal, M. M.
August 2012
Review of Research;Aug2012, Vol. 1 Issue 11, Special section p1
Academic Journal
Mental Retardation is a universal problem in any country, race, caste & creed. Mental Retardation is not only a medical problem but also educational ,psychological&social problem. The present study deals with the comparison of mentally retarded children of rural & urban parents. This study considered five social problems faced by mentally retarded children i.e. referring MRC as mad, pummeling them, confining them in a room, other people instigating bad habits into them & having no opportunity to mix in society. Also the objective of this study was to find whether there is any significant impact of residing place over the MRC while facing the problems. 30MRC of special schools & their parents were interviewed by providing interview schedule. Statistical analysis of the data was carried out & tests of significance were used. It is observed that social problem i.e. MRC as mad is the most grave problem faced by MRC whereas the social problem- other people instigate bad habits to MRC is a least intensive social problem. With respect to the residing place, there is no significant difference in social problems faced by MRC of rural & urban parents.


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