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ERIC Number: EJ1069665
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Aug
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0162-3257
Coping and Well-Being in Parents of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)
Lai, Wei Wei; Goh, Tze Jui; Oei, Tian P.; Sung, Min
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v45 n8 p2582-2593 Aug 2015
This study examined psychological well-being and coping in parents of children with ASD and parents of typically developing children. 73 parents of children with ASD and 63 parents of typically developing children completed a survey. Parents of children with ASD reported significantly more parenting stress symptoms (i.e., negative parental self-views, lower satisfaction with parent-child bond, and experiences of difficult child behaviors), more depression symptoms, and more frequent use of Active Avoidance coping, than parents of typically developing children. Parents of children with ASD did not differ significantly in psychological well-being and coping when compared as according to child's diagnosis. Study results reinforced the importance of addressing well-being and coping needs of parents of children with ASD.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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