An exploration of coping and self-efficacy in parents with learning disabilities

McCloud, Nikki

Clinical psychology
June 2011

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© 2011 Nikki McCloud. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced without the written permission of the copyright holder.

This portfolio thesis consists of three parts: a systematic literature review, an empirical report and a reflective statement.

Part one is a systematic literature review examining the factors that contribute towards the development of parental self-efficacy. A systematic search of six databases identified 21 papers meeting the inclusion and exclusion criteria. The findings are reported as well as a discussion of the clinical implications and limitations of the papers assessed.

Part two is an empirical paper, presenting the findings of a qualitative study exploring coping and self-efficacy in parents with intellectual disabilities. Seven participants were interviewed and their experiences analysed using Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis. The themes from the analyses are discussed alongside the clinical implications for the findings, challenges of conducting research within this population and future research areas.

Part three comprises the appendices, which provide further information regarding the systematic literature review, empirical paper and also includes a reflective statement.

Department of Clinical Psychology and Psychological Therapies, The University of Hull
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