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Social and emotional functioning of young adolescence with Nocturnal Enuresis

Tal Sagie

Abstract

Nocturnal Enuresis (Bedwetting) is one of the most frequent and one of the most annoying disorders of childhood. Tens of millions of children and teenagers are suffering from enuresis all over the world. Most studies on enuresis have focused mainly on children and less on adolescence. The purpose of this study was to explore the social and emotional functioning of enuretic young adolescents and non-enuretic young adolescents, get a better understanding about the effect of the type of bedwetting, the frequency and gender on the child's condition and also to explore parents and peers approach to enuresis and their effect on the young adolescents social and emotional functioning. One of the main assumptions for this study was that as the age progress, the enuretic child will start to feel different than his peers. This can cause a gap between his current (successful) social status to the sense of difference while comparing himself to his peers. I hypothesized that enuretics, in general, will have more social and emotional issues. More specifically, I hypothesized that secondary enuretics, high-frequency enuresis, and older children will suffer from more social and emotional issues. The last hypothesis focused on the parents' approach – I suggested that positive parents' approach will help reduce social and emotional issues among enuretics. To test this hypothesis, I conducted a research among young adolescents. The sample of this research included 397 participants, composed of two research groups: 203 participants in the test group of enuresis and 194 in the control group. The findings are quite surprising. Most of the assumptions that were made before conducting this research have hypothesized that enuretics will be found to have more social and emotional issues compared to non-enuretics. This study has found the opposite - enuretics achieved higher grades in social and emotional functioning. These findings are explained by the enuretic's relations with their parents. According to this research, bedwetters tend to have better relationships with their parents. Most parents of bedwetters are very supportive regarding their child's bedwetting issue and this might affect the enuretic young adolescent's social and emotional functioning positively.
Record ID
UAM6d9a8d44c81a4fe7ac339fac00ad7df5
Diploma type
Doctor of Philosophy
Author
Tal Sagie Tal Sagie,, Undefined Affiliation
Title in Polish
Społeczne i emocjonalne funkcjonowanie adolescentów z enurezą nocną
Title in English
Social and emotional functioning of young adolescence with Nocturnal Enuresis
Language
(en) English
Certifying Unit
Faculty of Educational Studies (SNs/WSE/FoES) [Not active]
Discipline
education / (social studies) / (social studies)
Scientific discipline (2.0)
5.9 education
Status
Finished
Year of creation
2018
Start date
19-10-2018
Defense Date
19-10-2018
Title date
19-10-2018
Supervisor
URL
http://hdl.handle.net/10593/24062 Opening in a new tab
Keywords in English
nocturnal enuresis; social and emotional functioning of young adolescents; self-esteem, education; social and emotional issues
Abstract in English
Nocturnal Enuresis (Bedwetting) is one of the most frequent and one of the most annoying disorders of childhood. Tens of millions of children and teenagers are suffering from enuresis all over the world. Most studies on enuresis have focused mainly on children and less on adolescence. The purpose of this study was to explore the social and emotional functioning of enuretic young adolescents and non-enuretic young adolescents, get a better understanding about the effect of the type of bedwetting, the frequency and gender on the child's condition and also to explore parents and peers approach to enuresis and their effect on the young adolescents social and emotional functioning. One of the main assumptions for this study was that as the age progress, the enuretic child will start to feel different than his peers. This can cause a gap between his current (successful) social status to the sense of difference while comparing himself to his peers. I hypothesized that enuretics, in general, will have more social and emotional issues. More specifically, I hypothesized that secondary enuretics, high-frequency enuresis, and older children will suffer from more social and emotional issues. The last hypothesis focused on the parents' approach – I suggested that positive parents' approach will help reduce social and emotional issues among enuretics. To test this hypothesis, I conducted a research among young adolescents. The sample of this research included 397 participants, composed of two research groups: 203 participants in the test group of enuresis and 194 in the control group. The findings are quite surprising. Most of the assumptions that were made before conducting this research have hypothesized that enuretics will be found to have more social and emotional issues compared to non-enuretics. This study has found the opposite - enuretics achieved higher grades in social and emotional functioning. These findings are explained by the enuretic's relations with their parents. According to this research, bedwetters tend to have better relationships with their parents. Most parents of bedwetters are very supportive regarding their child's bedwetting issue and this might affect the enuretic young adolescent's social and emotional functioning positively.

Uniform Resource Identifier
https://researchportal.amu.edu.pl/info/phd/UAM6d9a8d44c81a4fe7ac339fac00ad7df5/
URN
urn:amu-prod:UAM6d9a8d44c81a4fe7ac339fac00ad7df5

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