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ERIC Number: EJ854678
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0891-4222
A Comparison of Coping Strategies Used by Parents of Children with Disabilities and Parents of Children without Disabilities
Paster, Angela; Brandwein, David; Walsh, Joanne
Research in Developmental Disabilities: A Multidisciplinary Journal, v30 n6 p1337-1342 Nov-Dec 2009
The purpose of this study was to determine whether coping strategies differ in parents of children with disabilities and parents of children without disabilities. Participants consisted of 112 parents, including 50 parents of children with disabilities and 62 parents of children without disabilities. It was hypothesized that coping strategies would be different between the two parent groups. It was also hypothesized that parents of children with disabilities would Seek Social Support and utilize Planful Problem Solving more often than parents of children without disabilities. Coping strategies employed were significantly different between the groups. Seeking Social Support was a more commonly used method of coping among parents of children with disabilities, as was Escape Avoidance and Positive Reappraisal. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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