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Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders 7/2007

01-08-2007 | Original Paper

Individual and Marital Adaptation in Men with Autism Spectrum Disorder and their Spouses: The Role of Social Support and Coping Strategies

Auteurs: Jo Renty, Herbert Roeyers

Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders | Uitgave 7/2007

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Abstract

The aim of the present study was to examine the predictive value of social support and coping for individual and marital adaptation in adult men with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and their spouses, based on the double ABCX model of adaptation. Twenty-one couples participated in the study and completed measures of stressor severity, social support, coping, individual and marital adaptation. Bivariate analyses showed that each of the model components was related to adaptation in men and women. Hierarchical regression analyses revealed that, after controlling for relevant demographics and stressor severity, informal support was a strong, and unique predictor of adaptation in both spouses (explained variance: 27–89%). Coping did not add to the prediction of adaptation. Clinical implications and limitations are discussed.

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Metagegevens
Titel
Individual and Marital Adaptation in Men with Autism Spectrum Disorder and their Spouses: The Role of Social Support and Coping Strategies
Auteurs
Jo Renty
Herbert Roeyers
Publicatiedatum
01-08-2007
Gepubliceerd in
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders / Uitgave 7/2007
Print ISSN: 0162-3257
Elektronisch ISSN: 1573-3432
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10803-006-0268-x