Parenting stress and depressive symptoms in Taiwanese mothers of young children with autism spectrum disorder: association with children's behavioural problems

Hou, Y.-M., Stewart, L., Iao, L.-S. ORCID: 0000-0002-3509-9712 and Wu, C.-C., 2018. Parenting stress and depressive symptoms in Taiwanese mothers of young children with autism spectrum disorder: association with children's behavioural problems. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities. ISSN 1360-2322

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Abstract

Background: This study examined the severity of parenting stress and depressive symptoms in Taiwanese mothers of young children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) compared to mothers of young children with developmental delay (DD). The associations between parenting stress, depressive symptoms, and children’s behavioural problems were also tested.

Methods: The study sample included 51 young children with ASD (mean age = 31 months), 51 young children with DD (mean age = 30 months) and their mothers.

Results: The results confirmed that mothers of young children with ASD experienced higher levels of parenting stress and depressive symptoms than mothers of young children with DD. In addition, children’s behavioural problems were robust predictors of parenting stress and depressive symptoms in mothers of young children with ASD, but not in mothers of young children with DD.

Conclusion: The findings indicated that one of the critical goals in early intervention for young children with ASD and their families is to reduce children’s behavioural problems.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities
Creators: Hou, Y.-M., Stewart, L., Iao, L.-S. and Wu, C.-C.
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Date: 23 May 2018
ISSN: 1360-2322
Identifiers:
NumberType
10.1111/jar.12471DOI
Divisions: Schools > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Linda Sullivan
Date Added: 23 May 2018 10:34
Last Modified: 17 Apr 2020 03:00
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/33679

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