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Benson, Paul R. – Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 2018
Employing a cohort sequential design and multilevel modeling, the effects of child and family stressors and maternal depressed mood on the self-rated health of 110 mothers of children with autism spectrum disorder were assessed over a 12-year period when children in the study were 7-19 years old. Findings indicate a significant decline in…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Mothers, Children
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McStay, Rebecca L.; Dissanayake, Cheryl; Scheeren, Anke; Koot, Hans M.; Begeer, Sander – Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 2014
While stress is a common experience for parents caring for a child with a developmental disability, current measures fail to distinguish between general stress in parents and the demands of parenting and perceptions of parenting skills (parenting stress). This study examined differences in "parenting stress" reported by parents of…
Descriptors: Child Rearing, Stress Variables, Autism, Age Differences