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Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders 3/2011

01-03-2011 | Original Paper

The Double ABCX Model of Adaptation in Racially Diverse Families with a School-Age Child with Autism

Auteurs: Margaret M. Manning, Laurel Wainwright, Jillian Bennett

Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders | Uitgave 3/2011

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Abstract

In this study, the Double ABCX model of family adaptation was used to explore the impact of severity of autism symptoms, behavior problems, social support, religious coping, and reframing, on outcomes related to family functioning and parental distress. The sample included self-report measures collected from 195 families raising school-age children with autism from racially diverse backgrounds throughout the United States. Hierarchical regression results revealed that the Double ABCX model of family adaptation accounted for a substantial amount of the variance in family functioning (28%) and parental distress (46%). Findings suggest that child behavior problems and reframing are most strongly associated with family outcomes. Clinical implications for working with these families, including the use of strength-based approaches, are discussed.
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Metagegevens
Titel
The Double ABCX Model of Adaptation in Racially Diverse Families with a School-Age Child with Autism
Auteurs
Margaret M. Manning
Laurel Wainwright
Jillian Bennett
Publicatiedatum
01-03-2011
Uitgeverij
Springer US
Gepubliceerd in
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders / Uitgave 3/2011
Print ISSN: 0162-3257
Elektronisch ISSN: 1573-3432
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10803-010-1056-1