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Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders 7/2015

01-07-2015 | Original Paper

The Power of Positivity: Predictors of Relationship Satisfaction for Parents of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Auteurs: Naomi V. Ekas, Lisa Timmons, Megan Pruitt, Christine Ghilain, Michael Alessandri

Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders | Uitgave 7/2015

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Abstract

The current study uses the actor-partner interdependence model to examine the predictors of relationship satisfaction for mothers and fathers of children with autism spectrum disorder. Sixty-seven couples completed measures of optimism, benefit finding, coping strategies, social support, and relationship satisfaction. Results indicated that parent’s positive strengths predicted better personal relationship satisfaction. Moreover, parents’ benefit finding, use of emotional support, and perceived social support from their partner also predicted their partner’s relationship satisfaction. The results of this study highlight the importance of focusing on positive factors that can enhance relationship quality. Implications for the development of parent-focused interventions are discussed.

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Metagegevens
Titel
The Power of Positivity: Predictors of Relationship Satisfaction for Parents of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Auteurs
Naomi V. Ekas
Lisa Timmons
Megan Pruitt
Christine Ghilain
Michael Alessandri
Publicatiedatum
01-07-2015
Uitgeverij
Springer US
Gepubliceerd in
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders / Uitgave 7/2015
Print ISSN: 0162-3257
Elektronisch ISSN: 1573-3432
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10803-015-2362-4