ERIC Number: EJ1173347
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Apr
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Associations between Resilience and the Well-Being of Mothers of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Other Developmental Disabilities
Halstead, Elizabeth; Ekas, Naomi; Hastings, Richard P.; Griffith, Gemma M.
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v48 n4 p1108-1121 Apr 2018
There is variability in the extent to which mothers are affected by the behavior problems of their children with developmental disabilities (DD). We explore whether maternal resilience functions as a protective or compensatory factor. In Studies 1 and 2, using moderated multiple regression models, we found evidence that maternal resilience functioned as a compensatory factor--having a significant independent main effect relationship with well-being outcomes in mothers of children with DD and autism spectrum disorder. However, there was no longitudinal association between resilience and maternal well-being outcomes. There was little evidence of the role of resilience as a protective factor between child behavior problems and maternal well-being in both studies.
Descriptors: Correlation, Resilience (Psychology), Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Well Being, Mothers, Behavior Problems, Parent Child Relationship, Multiple Regression Analysis, Longitudinal Studies
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