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Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders 5/2008

01-05-2008 | Original Paper

A Comparative Analysis of Well-Being and Coping among Mothers of Toddlers and Mothers of Adolescents with ASD

Auteurs: Leann E. Smith, Marsha Mailick Seltzer, Helen Tager-Flusberg, Jan S. Greenberg, Alice S. Carter

Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders | Uitgave 5/2008

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Abstract

The present study examined the impact of autism symptoms and coping strategies on the well-being of mothers of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The sample consisted of 153 mothers of toddlers and 201 mothers of adolescents drawn from two ongoing, longitudinal studies of families of individuals with ASD. For mothers of toddlers, lower levels of emotion-focused coping and higher levels of problem-focused coping were generally associated with better maternal well-being, regardless of the level of child symptomatology. For mothers of adolescents, coping often acted as a buffer when autism symptoms were high. Although there was evidence of maternal distress in both groups, the presence of significant buffering effects reflects adaptation in the face of stress, particularly for mothers of adolescents.
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Metagegevens
Titel
A Comparative Analysis of Well-Being and Coping among Mothers of Toddlers and Mothers of Adolescents with ASD
Auteurs
Leann E. Smith
Marsha Mailick Seltzer
Helen Tager-Flusberg
Jan S. Greenberg
Alice S. Carter
Publicatiedatum
01-05-2008
Uitgeverij
Springer US
Gepubliceerd in
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders / Uitgave 5/2008
Print ISSN: 0162-3257
Elektronisch ISSN: 1573-3432
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10803-007-0461-6

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