ERIC Number: EJ999158
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Mar
Abstractor: As Provided
The Impact of Parenting Stress: A Meta-Analysis of Studies Comparing the Experience of Parenting Stress in Parents of Children with and without Autism Spectrum Disorder
Hayes, Stephanie A.; Watson, Shelley L.
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v43 n3 p629-642 Mar 2013
Researchers commonly report that families of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) experience more parenting stress than families of typically developing (TD) children or those diagnosed with other disabilities [e.g., Down syndrome (DS), cerebral palsy, intellectual disability]. The authors reexamined the research using comparison groups to investigate parenting stress and conducted a meta-analysis to pool results across studies. The experience of stress in families of children with ASD versus families of TD children resulted in a large effect size. Comparisons between families of children of ASD and families with other disabilities also generated a large effect size however, this result should be interpreted with caution as it may be associated with the specific experience of parenting a child with DS.
Descriptors: Parents, Autism, Child Rearing, Cerebral Palsy, Effect Size, Down Syndrome, Stress Variables, Meta Analysis, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Comparative Analysis, Mental Retardation
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