ERIC Number: EJ1100109
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Jun
Abstractor: As Provided
Stress in Parents of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder: An Exploration of Demands and Resources
Krakovich, Teri M.; McGrew, John H.; Yu, Yue; Ruble, Lisa A.
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v46 n6 p2042-2053 Jun 2016
We applied the ABCX model of stress and coping to assess the association between child and family demands, school-based resources (i.e., parent-teacher alliance and COMPASS, a consultation intervention), and two measures of parent stress: perceptions of the demands of raising a child (Child domain) and reactions to those demands (Parent domain). Data were analyzed from seventy-nine parents of children ages 3-9 with ASD participating in two randomized controlled trials of COMPASS. Stronger parent-teacher alliance correlated with decreased Parent domain stress and participation in COMPASS correlated with decreased Child domain stress after controlling for baseline stress. The study indicates that school-based resources can help reduce parent stress.
Descriptors: Parents, Anxiety, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Children, Models, Coping, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Intervention, Randomized Controlled Trials, Correlation, Consultation Programs
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