Stress Coping Mechanism of Children with Learning Disabilities and Effects on Life Satisfaction of Caregivers


  • Noor Amiera Alias Centre of Occupational Therapy Study, Faculty of Health Sciences, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Bandar Puncak Alam Selangor 42300, Malaysia.
  • Isma Hanis Ghafar Centre of Occupational Therapy Study, Faculty of Health Sciences, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Bandar Puncak Alam Selangor 42300, Malaysia.
  • Azliyana Azizan Centre of Physiotherapy Study, Faculty of Health Sciences, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Bandar Puncak Alam Selangor 42300, Malaysia.



Caregiver, Learning Disability, Coping mechanism, Life Satisfaction


The caregiver used variety type of coping mechanism to cope with the challenges in raising children with Learning disabilities (Ld). This study aims to identify the correlation between the coping mechanisms used and life satisfaction. The study found that the reframing (p = .018), acquiring social support (p =. 006)and seeking spiritual support (p = .041) have positive correlation while a passive appraisal (p =. 021), has negative correlation with the life satisfaction. Thus, the selected coping mechanisms used may influence caregivers in having a good life satisfaction across the life span subsequently give a positive propensity upbringing childhood with Ld.

Keywords: Caregiver;Learning Disability; Coping mechanism; Life Satisfaction

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How to Cite

Alias, N. A., Ghafar, I. H., & Azizan, A. (2019). Stress Coping Mechanism of Children with Learning Disabilities and Effects on Life Satisfaction of Caregivers. Environment-Behaviour Proceedings Journal, 4(12), 11–16.

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