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ERIC Number: EJ1250652
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2020-Apr
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1362-3613
The Parenting Experiences and Needs of Asian Primary Caregivers of Children with Autism: A Meta-Synthesis
Shorey, Shefaly; Ng, Esperanza D.; Haugan, Gørill; Law, Evelyn
Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, v24 n3 p591-604 Apr 2020
Parents of children with autism are faced with higher risks of unemployment, divorce, and poorer mental health than parents of children with other disorders. Such parenting stress can be further exacerbated by cultural and environmental factors such as the more conservative and collectivistic Asian values. Therefore, this review identifies and synthesizes literature on the parenting experiences and needs of Asian primary caregivers of children with autism using a critical interpretive method. A qualitative meta-summary was conducted. Seven electronic databases (CINAHL, Embase, ProQuest, PsycINFO, PubMed, Scopus, and Web of Science) were searched from each database's date of inception to November 2018. In total, 44 studies were included in this review. Thirteen studies examined Asian immigrant parents' experiences, and 31 studies were done among Asia-based parents. Six domains were identified: "personal parenting journey"; "adaptation and coping strategies"; "family, community, and social support"; "experiences with healthcare, education, and social services"; "future hopes and recommendations"; and "unique experiences of immigrants." The distinctive influence of religious beliefs, cultural values, and environmental factors on Asian parenting experiences were discussed, and recommendations were proposed to better meet the needs of parents with autistic children.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Information Analyses; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: China; India; Taiwan
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