Publication: Adjective Check List and Psychological Stress: Evidence From Turkey
It is called stress when an individual begins to act different physically and mentally as a result of the fact that he or she is affected by the environment lie or she lived and worked in. To block or balance the process of adaptation to stressful circumstances of people can be in different ways. However, it may not be possible to get rid of stress completely. So that, an individual who is overstressed can suffer aggressiveness, non-confidence, difficulties in focusing, chronic tiredness, tension, sadness, anxiety, anger, poor health, depression, etc. Naturally, this causes the individual, who is overstressed, to have mental, physical, and psychological illnesses. As a result, it becomes more difficult for the individual to adapt his or her social environment. In this research, the stress levels of the parents having disabled students was assessed using Abidin's (1990) Parenting Stress Index (PSI) on a sample of 190 parents. According to the results, it has been achieved that parents who has low socio-economic status, are exposed to more stress to the extent of parenting distress.