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ERIC Number: EJ796614
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 10
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 84
ISSN: ISSN-1066-4807
Meaning in Life, Emotion-Oriented Coping, Generalized Self-Efficacy, and Family Cohesion as Predictors of Family Satisfaction among Mothers of Children with Disabilities
Lightsey, Owen Richard, Jr.; Sweeney, James
Family Journal: Counseling and Therapy for Couples and Families, v16 n3 p212-221 2008
The authors tested whether self-efficacy, coping styles, family cohesion, and meaning in life predicted family satisfaction among 64 mothers of children with disabilities. They also examined whether meaning in life mediated the relationship between cohesion and family satisfaction or served as a resource whose effects on family satisfaction were mediated by coping and cohesion. Stress, meaning in life, emotion-oriented coping, and family cohesion predicted 31% of the variance in family satisfaction. Family cohesion fully mediated the relationships between stress, meaning in life, and emotion-oriented coping on one hand and family satisfaction on the other. Mothers with lower stress exhibited higher meaning; those utilizing less emotion-oriented coping had higher family cohesion. Mothers with higher family cohesion had higher family satisfaction. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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