ERIC Number: EJ441335
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1991
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Hardiness and Social Support as Predictors of Psychological Discomfort in Mothers of Children with Autism.
Gill, Mary Jane; Harris, Sandra L.
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v21 n4 p407-16 Dec 1991
This study of mothers of 60 children (ages 2-18) with autism found that mothers who perceived social support as more available experienced fewer stress-related somatic problems and depressive symptoms than did those with less perceived support. Analysis also indicated that hardiness was a predictor of both depressive symptoms and somatic complaints. (Author/JDD)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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