ERIC Number: EJ1173367
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Apr
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 58
Protective Factors against Distress for Caregivers of a Child with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Lindsey, Rebecca A.; Barry, Tammy D.
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v48 n4 p1092-1107 Apr 2018
Caregivers of a child with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) often experience elevated distress. The current study examined potential protective factors against caregiver distress when child externalizing and internalizing behaviors are present: family resources, perceived social support, parenting efficacy, knowledge of ASD, and the agreement between actual and perceived knowledge of ASD. Caregivers of a child with ASD completed an online questionnaire. Results demonstrated main effects for externalizing behavior, family resources, and perceived social support. Significant interactions were found among parenting efficacy and internalizing behavior, and the agreement between actual and perceived knowledge with both externalizing and internalizing behaviors. Results indicate important factors that should be emphasized when working with families of a child with ASD.
Descriptors: Emotional Disturbances, Child Caregivers, Behavior Problems, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Parent Child Relationship, Parenting Skills, Social Support Groups, Questionnaires, Knowledge Level, Parent Attitudes, Family Financial Resources, Correlation
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