Associations Between Resilience and the Well-Being of Mothers of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Other Developmental Disabilities

Halstead, Elizabeth, Ekas, Naom1, Hastings, Richard P. and Griffith, Gemma M. (2018) Associations Between Resilience and the Well-Being of Mothers of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Other Developmental Disabilities. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. ISSN 0162-3257

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Abstract

There is variability in the extent to which mothers are affected by the behavior problems of their children with developmental disabilities (DD). We explore whether maternal resilience functions as a protective or compensatory factor. In Studies 1 and 2, using moderated multiple regression models, we found evidence that maternal resilience functioned as a compensatory factor—having a significant independent main effect relationship with well-being outcomes in mothers of children with DD and autism spectrum disorder. However, there was no longitudinal association between resilience and maternal well-being outcomes. There was little evidence of the role of resilience as a protective factor between child behavior problems and maternal well-being in both studies.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Psychology
Divisions: Faculty of Business, Law and Tourism
Depositing User: Elizabeth Halstead
Date Deposited: 20 Sep 2018 09:15
Last Modified: 20 Sep 2018 09:25
URI: http://sure.sunderland.ac.uk/id/eprint/8885

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