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Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders 12/2014

01-12-2014 | Original Paper

The Factors Predicting Stress, Anxiety and Depression in the Parents of Children with Autism

Auteurs: Nicholas Henry Falk, Kimberley Norris, Michael G. Quinn

Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders | Uitgave 12/2014

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Abstract

The factors predicting stress, anxiety and depression in the parents of children with autism remain poorly understood. In this study, a cohort of 250 mothers and 229 fathers of one or more children with autism completed a questionnaire assessing reported parental mental health problems, locus of control, social support, perceived parent–child attachment, as well as autism symptom severity and perceived externalizing behaviours in the child with autism. Variables assessing parental cognitions and socioeconomic support were found to be more significant predictors of parental mental health problems than child-centric variables. A path model, describing the relationship between the dependent and independent variables, was found to be a good fit with the observed data for both mothers and fathers.
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Metagegevens
Titel
The Factors Predicting Stress, Anxiety and Depression in the Parents of Children with Autism
Auteurs
Nicholas Henry Falk
Kimberley Norris
Michael G. Quinn
Publicatiedatum
01-12-2014
Uitgeverij
Springer US
Gepubliceerd in
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders / Uitgave 12/2014
Print ISSN: 0162-3257
Elektronisch ISSN: 1573-3432
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10803-014-2189-4