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January 2018 Vol.6 No.1

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Merit Research Journal of Education and Review (ISSN: 2350-2282) Vol. 6(1) pp. 001-014, January, 2018

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Original Research Article

Comparison of social shyness among the mothers of children with autism and those with Down syndrome in the light of some variables in the city of Riyadh


Dr. Saeb Kamel Allala (Associate Professor) and Dr. Sharefa Abdullah Alzubairi (Associate Professor)


Associate Professor, Department of Special Education, Faculty of Education, Princess Nora bint AbdulRahman University

*Corresponding Author’s E-mail: lotusv8@hotmail.com

Accepted January 10, 2018




The aim of this study was to identify the social shyness of the mothers of children with autism disorder and those with Down syndrome in the light of some variables such as (the academic qualification of the mother, the type of child disability and the economic level of the family) in Riyadh city. A paragraph according to the ladder of the fifth quartile, and verified the characteristics of psychometric where the coefficient of stability of the scale (0.97). The results of the study showed that the overall mean level of social shyness among mothers of children with autism disorder and Down syndrome was low, and to know the differences among the sample of the study according to the variable of economic qualification and type Disability. It was found that the difference in the level of shyness, which is due to the economic level, was statistically significant at the level of (5 0,0) where mothers with middle and low income were more affected than those with high income. Regarding the type of disability, this variable was statistically significant at ( 5 0,0) where it was strained The authors of the study recommended the need to provide social and psychological support programs for families with disabilities for all family members and mothers in particular.

Key words: Social shyness, mothers of children with autism, people with Down syndrome, economic level, social level, academic qualification












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