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ERIC Number: EJ1257562
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2020-Jul
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0162-3257
An Exploratory Study of Autism Traits and Parenting
Dissanayake, Cheryl; Richdale, Amanda; Kolivas, Natasha; Pamment, Lindsay
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v50 n7 p2593-2606 Jul 2020
The study examined the association between autism traits and parenting when raising a typically developing (TD) child, and differences in parenting needs between parents with high and low traits. Fifty-eight parents with a blood relative with Autism (who happened to be an offspring with ASD in all cases) and a TD child completed the Autism Quotient, demographic and psychological information, as well as reporting on Parenting Sense of Competence, the Parent-Child Relationship, and Parenting Needs. Autism traits did not uniquely contribute to parenting self-esteem, but were associated with parenting difficulties for their TD child, and some aspects of this parent-child relationship. Parents with high autism traits reported more parenting difficulties than parents with low traits. The study identified specific aspects of parenting needing support to assist parents with high autism traits prosper in their parenting role.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
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Language: English
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