Impacts of autistic behaviors, emotional and behavioral problems on parenting stress in caregivers of children with autism

Chien Yu Huang, Hsui Chen Yen, Mei Hui Tseng, Li Chen Tung, Ying Dar Chen, Kuan Lin Chen

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Abstract

This study examined the effects of autistic behaviors and individual emotional and behavioral problems on parenting stress in caregivers of children with autism. Caregivers were interviewed with the Childhood Autism Rating Scale and completed the Strength and Difficulties Questionnaire and the Parenting Stress Index Short Form. Results revealed that caregivers of children with mild/moderate autistic behavior problems perceived lower parenting stress than did those of children with no or severe problems. In addition, prosocial behaviors and conduct problems respectively predicted stress in the parent-child relationship and child-related stress. The findings can provide guidance in evaluations and interventions with a focus on mitigating parenting stress in caregivers of children with autism.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1383-1390
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Autism and Developmental Disorders
Volume44
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Jun

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Developmental and Educational Psychology

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