Father's alienation in a family with a child/children with disabilities Cover Image

Alienacja ojca w rodzinie z dzieckiem/dziećmi z niepełnosprawnościami
Father's alienation in a family with a child/children with disabilities

Author(s): Justyna Charaśna-Blachucik
Subject(s): Family and social welfare, Inclusive Education / Inclusion
Published by: Państwowa Wyższa Szkoła Zawodowa w Koninie
Keywords: family; disability; withdrawal; society;

Summary/Abstract: The aim of the article is to show the reasons and gather information about the alienation of men in families with a disabled child. Based on research conducted in schools (special and integration education) in the province Opole shows that the causes are different. They are trivial but are often serious and require social, educational and emotional support. The research group consisted of 130 men, but after preliminary verification and analysis, 105 men correctly completed the survey and were happy to give an interview. These are men aged 30–65 who live and do not live with a child with a disability. The research tool was a questionnaire containing 10 open questions and a certificate (father's age, age of the child, place of residence, social origin, material situation, etc.). The survey was supplemented by an interview. The results obtained divide men into several groups. An interesting group is men who do not live with a child and help and support the child's mother. Analysis of research results presents several reasons why a man is alienated from the family life. The most frequent reason is the poor mentality of men who can not bear the burden of their child's disability, can not notice any positive aspects in the disability of their son or daughter, do not have knowledge in this area, can not imagine a “normal” life. They are afraid of what they do not know. An important issue is the over-protection of mothers who relegate fathers from upbringing, as well as the lack of universal education towards disability, etc.

  • Issue Year: 3/2017
  • Issue No: 4
  • Page Range: 353-363
  • Page Count: 11
  • Language: Polish