ERIC Number: EJ559535
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1997
Perceptions of Services and Resources as Mediators of Depression among Parents of Children with Developmental Disabilities.
Herman, Sandra E.; Marcenko, Maureen O.
Mental Retardation, v35 n6 p458-67 Dec 1997
This study examined effects of resource perceptions and respite use in a theoretical model of adaptation with 72 parents of children with developmental disabilities. Amount and quality of respite services indirectly affected parental depression. Both quality and respite use were related to helpfulness of the parent's social network. The strongest predictor of depression was the parent's perception of time resources. (Author/DB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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