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ERIC Number: EJ1144255
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Jul
Pages: 12
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ISSN: ISSN-0162-3257
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Family Quality of Life of South African Families Raising Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Schlebusch, Liezl; Dada, Shakila; Samuels, Alecia E.
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v47 n7 p1966-1977 Jul 2017
This article describes the family quality of life among families who are raising a young child with autism spectrum disorder. Survey research was conducted with 180 families of children with autism spectrum disorder who were receiving disability-related services in the Gauteng province of South Africa. The principle measure used was the Beach Center Family Quality of Life Scale to assess five subdomains: family interaction, parenting, emotional well-being, material/physical well-being, and disability-related support. Results indicated that families felt the most satisfied with disability-related support and the least satisfied with the family's emotional well-being. Family income, family type, and the severity level of autism were significantly associated with how satisfied families felt about their quality of life.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: South Africa
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