ERIC Number: EJ1166014
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Jan
Abstractor: As Provided
Parental Perceptions and Child Emotional and Behavioral Problems in Autism
Haney, Jolynn L.; Houser, Linda; Cullen, Jennifer A.
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v48 n1 p12-27 Jan 2018
Emotional and behavioral difficulties in children with autism often present problems for families seeking appropriate treatment interventions. Using data from the 2011 Survey of Pathways to Diagnosis and Services, ordinal logistic regression models were used to examine the association between parental perceptions about autism and their reports of child emotional and behavioral problems. Results showed that parents who attributed their child's autism to environmental factors, experienced emotional upset or confusion about autism, or perceived the condition to be pervasive or burdensome, were more likely to report clinically significant emotional and behavioral difficulties. Findings suggest that support services must consider parent perceptions when developing interventions to assist with children's emotional and behavioral challenges. Implications for practice and research are discussed.
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Regression (Statistics), Parent Attitudes, Emotional Problems, Behavior Problems, Environmental Influences, Intervention, Child Development, Surveys
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