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ERIC Number: EJ1113611
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0300-4430
Indian Immigrant Parents of Children with Developmental Disabilities: Stressors and Support Systems
John, Aesha; Bower, Kori; McCullough, Samie
Early Child Development and Care, v186 n10 p1594-1603 2016
Although Asian Indians constitute one of the largest immigrant groups in the USA, research examining wellbeing among Indian immigrant families caring for a child with a developmental disability is relatively scarce. In response, this study examined the stressors and perceived quality of social support among Indian immigrant families of children and adolescents with a developmental disability in the USA. Thirty-three Indian immigrant parents of a child or an adolescent with a developmental disability participated in an online study. The participants reported a moderate level of stress overall, but over 54% participants considered long-term planning for accommodation, finding opportunities for child to make friends, child's diagnosis, and planning for socioemotional support as extremely stressful. Spouse and support groups were the most positively rated sources of support. Participant stress was negatively linked to perceived quality of formal support. This paper discusses the findings in the context of practice and research implications.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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