Parental adjustment, marital relationship, and family function in families of children with autism

Susan Shur Fen Gau, Miao Churn Chou, Huey Ling Chiang, Ju Chin Lee, Ching Ching Wong, Wen Jiun Chou, Yu Yu Wu

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This study aimed to investigate the psychopathology, marital relationship, and family function in parents of children with autistic disorder (autism) as compared to parents of typically developing children. We also compared these measures between the mothers and the fathers. We assessed 151 families with at least one child with autistic disorder and 113 families of typically developing children in Taiwan. Both parents completed the self-administered questionnaires measuring psychopathology, marital dyadic adjustment, and family function. Both parents of children with autism suffered from more psychopathology and less dyadic consensus than parents of typically developing children; mothers of children with autism, perceived less marital satisfaction, affection expression, family adaptability and cohesion than mothers of typically developing children. We also found that mothers of children with autism displayed more psychopathology and marital maladjustment than did the fathers. These findings highlight that parents of children with autism encounter more psychological problems, marital difficulties and family dysfunction, particularly their mothers.

原文英語
頁(從 - 到)263-270
頁數8
期刊Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders
6
發行號1
DOIs
出版狀態已發佈 - 1月 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 發展與教育心理學
  • 臨床心理學
  • 精神病學和心理健康

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