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ERIC Number: EJ942820
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Oct
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 57
ISSN: ISSN-1062-1024
Predicting Parenting Stress in Families of Children with ADHD: Parent and Contextual Factors
Theule, Jennifer; Wiener, Judith; Rogers, Maria A.; Marton, Imola
Journal of Child and Family Studies, v20 n5 p640-647 Oct 2011
We examined parental ADHD symptoms and contextual (parental education, social support, marital status) predictors of parent domain parenting stress (parental distress) as a function of child ADHD symptoms in a sample of 95 parents of 8 to 12 year-old children with and without ADHD. Parents' perceptions of parental distress and social support were inversely-related. Parental ADHD symptomatology was the strongest predictor of parental distress of the variables considered. Models using teacher reports of child ADHD symptomatology and oppositionality differed from ones using parent reports, in that child oppositionality was only predictive of parental distress in the parent-report model. A post-hoc analysis showed that child factors did not predict parental distress over and above parent ADHD symptoms and contextual factors. These results suggest that parental ADHD symptomatology and parenting stress reduction should be considered in development of interventions for families of children with ADHD.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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