1. AKINOLA PATRICK OLABISI - Faculty of Human Ecology, Universiti Putra Malaysia.
2. SAODAH BINTI AHMAD - Faculty of Human Ecology, Universiti Putra Malaysia.
3. MARIANI BTE MANSOR - Faculty of Human Ecology, Universiti Putra Malaysia.
4. MOHD NAJMI DAUD - Faculty of Human Ecology, Universiti Putra Malaysia.
Parents’ profile has a way of affecting the parents of children with specific learning disabilities’ (SLDs) level of parent-child relationship. To investigate the relationship between parents’ profile (age, education level and family income) and level of parent – child relationship, based on children Inclusive Basic Primary schools in Abuja, Nigeria, the study utilized two designs: cross-sectional design and correlational design. The population of this study were 2007 children with learning disabilities from which a sample size of 322 was randomly selected. The instrument used in this study was a structured questionnaire called ParentChild Relationship Questionnaire (PCRQ) with a cronbach’s alpha of 0.71 during pilot testing and 0.98 during the main study (actual Test). The study used descriptive statistics of percentage, mean, and standard deviation to answer the research objective and inferential statistics of Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) to test the 3 null hypotheses. The study results revealed that parents with Learning Disabilities children between age group 41-50years and 31-40years had slightly high parent-child relationship compared to less than 30years, 51-60years, above 60years parents of children with Learning Disabilities and this difference was significant. Parents of learners with learning disabilities with Diploma/NCE had slightly higher parent-child relationship than Secondary, Degree/HND and Post graduate holders, but the difference was not significant. The parent-child relationship of parents in High Family Income (N76, 000 & above) level was slightly higher than Low Family Income (0-N35, 000), and Middle Family Income (N36, 000 - N75, 000) parents with learning disabilities and the mean difference was significant.
Parent Profile, Parent-Child Relationship, learning disabilities, Inclusive schools