Coping and well-being in parents of children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD)

Lai, Wei Wei, Goh, Tze Jui, Oei, Tian P.S., and Sung, Min (2015) Coping and well-being in parents of children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 45 (8). pp. 2582-2593.

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Abstract

This study examined psychological well-being and coping in parents of children with ASD and parents of typically developing children. 73 parents of children with ASD and 63 parents of typically developing children completed a survey. Parents of children with ASD reported significantly more parenting stress symptoms (i.e., negative parental self-views, lower satisfaction with parent–child bond, and experiences of difficult child behaviors), more depression symptoms, and more frequent use of Active Avoidance coping, than parents of typically developing children. Parents of children with ASD did not differ significantly in psychological well-being and coping when compared as according to child's diagnosis. Study results reinforced the importance of addressing well-being and coping needs of parents of children with ASD.

Item ID: 39342
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1573-3432
Keywords: well-being, depression, anxiety, coping, parenting stress, autism spectrum disorders, Asia
Funders: Woodbridge Hospital Charity Fund
Date Deposited: 13 Jul 2015 00:53
FoR Codes: 17 PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES > 1701 Psychology > 170106 Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9202 Health and Support Services > 920209 Mental Health Services @ 100%
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