Fears of Visually Impaired Pre-School Children and Their Parents

  • Vytautas Gudonis Šiauliai University, Lithuania
  • Irena Kaffemanienė Šiauliai University, Lithuania
  • Liuda Radzevičienė Šiauliai University, Lithuania
  • Egidijus Elijošius Šiauliai University, Lithuania
  • Yevhenii Klopota Zaporizhzhia National University, Ukraine
Keywords: preschool children, visual impairment, children’s fears, parental fears

Abstract

The article analyses the fears of preschool age children, with visual impairment, and the fears of their parents. It was aimed to define whether the fears of preschool age children, with vision problems, differ from the fears of the same age children, with no vision problems. The hypothesis was formed that the parental childhood fears can be transmitted to their mature age, and present fears can be transmitted to their children. The results of the research revealed such tendencies as follows: the participating in the research preschool age children, with vision  problems, do not have any exceptional fears, comparing to the children of the same age but with no vision problems; the larger number of fears reflected in those children, whose parents have a high educational level, comparing to the parents, with a lower educational level; children from incomplete families have more fears; mothers used to have less fears in childhood than they have now; the fears, children and some parents have, might have been transmitted from parents to children.

Author Biographies

Vytautas Gudonis, Šiauliai University, Lithuania

Šiauliai University, Faculty of Education Science and Social Welfare, Lithuania

Irena Kaffemanienė, Šiauliai University, Lithuania

Šiauliai University, Faculty of Education Science and Social Welfare, Lithuania

Liuda Radzevičienė, Šiauliai University, Lithuania

Šiauliai University, Faculty of Education Science and Social Welfare, Lithuania

Egidijus Elijošius, Šiauliai University, Lithuania

Šiauliai University, Faculty of Education Science and Social Welfare, Lithuania

Yevhenii Klopota, Zaporizhzhia National University, Ukraine

Zaporizhzhia National University, Faculty of Social Pedagogics and Psychology, Department of Pedagogics and
Psychology of Educational Activity, Ukraine

Published
2017-12-20
How to Cite
Gudonis, V., Kaffemanienė, I., Radzevičienė, L., Elijošius, E., & Klopota, Y. (2017). Fears of Visually Impaired Pre-School Children and Their Parents. Pedagogika, 128(4), 164-174. https://doi.org/10.15823/p.2017.61
Section
Articles