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Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders 6/2011

01-06-2011 | Original Paper

Stresses and Coping Strategies of Chinese Families with Children with Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities

Auteurs: Peishi Wang, Craig A. Michaels, Matthew S. Day

Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders | Uitgave 6/2011

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Abstract

Data from 368 families of children with autism and other developmental disabilities in the People’s Republic of China were gathered to understand the stresses that families experience and the coping strategies they employ. Chinese families of children with developmental disabilities perceived high levels of stress related to pessimism, child characteristics, and parent and family problems. Regarding coping strategies, acceptance, active coping, positive reinterpretation and growth, suppression of competing activities, and planning were the most frequently employed coping strategies. Parents of children with autism experienced more stress and used planning as a coping strategy to a greater degree than parents of children with other developmental disabilities. The implications and limitations of these findings are discussed.
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This was part of a larger study, which also gathered data about perceived needs and supports of families of children with autism and other developmental disabilities in the People’s Republic of China. These data are reported separately (see Wang & Michaels, 2009).
 
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Analyses associated with the Family Needs Survey and the Family Support Scale, are not included in this article. They are reported in Wang and Michaels (2009).
 
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Metagegevens
Titel
Stresses and Coping Strategies of Chinese Families with Children with Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities
Auteurs
Peishi Wang
Craig A. Michaels
Matthew S. Day
Publicatiedatum
01-06-2011
Uitgeverij
Springer US
Gepubliceerd in
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders / Uitgave 6/2011
Print ISSN: 0162-3257
Elektronisch ISSN: 1573-3432
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10803-010-1099-3