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ERIC Number: EJ946565
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Dec
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0001-8791
A Qualitative Examination of the Work-Family Interface: Parents of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Matthews, Russell A.; Booth, Suzanne M.; Taylor, Claire F.; Martin, Tracy
Journal of Vocational Behavior, v79 n3 p625-639 Dec 2011
Within the work-family literature little is known about the work-family challenges and opportunities faced by families that have one or more children with autism spectrum disorder. However, it has been consistently demonstrated that parents of children with autism spectrum disorder are at a higher risk of experiencing a host of negative outcomes. Using a qualitative design, within grounded theory, the present study sheds light on the needs, experiences, and challenges that parents of children with autism spectrum disorder face and also offers insight into ways to expand the scope of work-family research in this area. The present research provides evidence of how the family domain can greatly impact experiences and decisions made in the work domain for families with special needs. The present research adds to the small but growing literature examining the interplay between home and work life for families with special needs and demonstrates that this is an important research domain in need of additional conceptual and empirical consideration. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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