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ERIC Number: EJ886109
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 53
ISSN: ISSN-1052-2158
Latina Mothers Caring for a Son or Daughter with Autism or Schizophrenia: Similarities, Differences, and the Relationship between Co-Residency and Maternal Well-Being
Magana, Sandy; Ghosh, Subharati
Journal of Family Social Work, v13 n3 p227-250 2010
In this cross-sectional study, the authors examined similarities and differences in depressive symptoms and psychological well-being between Latina maternal caregivers of persons with autism (n = 29) and schizophrenia (n = 33). They also explored predictors of maternal outcomes and the relationship of co-residence to them. Regression analysis found that mothers of adults with schizophrenia had lower levels of psychological well-being than mothers of youth or adults with autism. For the overall sample of mothers, co-residing with their son or daughter was significantly related to lower levels of depressive symptoms. Qualitative analysis of the nine mothers who lived apart from their son or daughter revealed that extreme behavior problems of the son or daughter and poor maternal health contributed to living apart. Despite overcoming these challenges, mothers expressed a profound sense of sadness about their sons' or daughters' living arrangements. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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