Providing care for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) presents many challenges to parents. Research has primarily explored the negative outcomes of caregiving experiences in parents of children with ASD, such as stress, depression, anxiety, and disruption of social relationships. Much less attention, however, has been dedicated to the positive aspects of experience in parenting a child with ASD. The purpose of this study was to examine both positive and negative aspects of the experience in parenting a child with ASD and relate them to child symptom severity and parenting self-efficacy. Multivariate regression analyses indicated a significant effect of interaction between stress and parenting self-efficacy on the prediction of enrichment. These findings point to the possibility that enrichment occurs, disregarding the severity of the child’s ASD symptoms, and that stress may potentially serve to moderate the role of parenting efficacy in facilitating the experience of enrichment in parents.
|Commitee:||Perkins, David R., Yang, Yang|
|School:||University of Louisiana at Lafayette|
|School Location:||United States -- Louisiana|
|Source:||MAI 57/05M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Keywords:||Autism spectrum disorder, Children, Enrichment, Parenting self-efficacy, Stress, Symptom severity|
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