ERIC Number: EJ1004768
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Mar
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
Longitudinal Perspectives of Child Positive Impact on Families: Relationship to Disability and Culture
Blacher, Jan; Begum, Gazi F.; Marcoulides, George A.; Baker, Bruce L.
American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, v118 n2 p141-155 Mar 2013
This study examined mothers' perceptions of the positive impact of having a child with an intellectual disability. Trajectories of positive impact from 7 time points were developed using latent growth modeling and 2 predictors: culture (Anglo, Latino) and child disability status (intellectual disability, typical development). Data were from 219 mothers of children from age 3 to 9 years. Growth trajectories reflected a general decline in positive impact on Anglo mothers. On average, at age 3, Anglo mothers reported significantly lower initial values on positive impact when their children had an intellectual disability, but Latino mothers did not. Across all time points, Latino mothers had higher scores on the positive impact, regardless of whether they had a child with an intellectual disability or a typically developing child.
Descriptors: Mothers, Mother Attitudes, Children, Mental Retardation, Family (Sociological Unit), Whites, Hispanic Americans, Longitudinal Studies
American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. P.O. Box 1897, Lawrence, KS 66044-1897. Tel: 785-843-1235; Fax: 785-843-1274; e-mail: AJMR@allenpress.com; Web site: http://aaidd.allenpress.com
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A