Cognitive vulnerability and adjustment to having a child with a disability in parents of children with Autistic Spectrum disorder

Tiba, Alexandru, Johnson, Caroline and Vadineanu, Andreea (2012) Cognitive vulnerability and adjustment to having a child with a disability in parents of children with Autistic Spectrum disorder. Journal of Cognitive and Behavioral Psychotherapies, 12 2: 209-218.

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Author Tiba, Alexandru
Johnson, Caroline
Vadineanu, Andreea
Title Cognitive vulnerability and adjustment to having a child with a disability in parents of children with Autistic Spectrum disorder
Journal name Journal of Cognitive and Behavioral Psychotherapies   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1584-7101
Publication date 2012-09
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 12
Issue 2
Start page 209
End page 218
Total pages 10
Place of publication Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Publisher The International Institute for the Advanced Studies of Psychotherapy and Applied Mental Health
Collection year 2013
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Raising a child with Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) can be associated with considerable distress, requiring continuing adjustment on the part of parents. This study examined the relationship between cognitive vulnerability factors such as negative automatic thoughts, irrational beliefs and meta-cognitive beliefs, and positive and negative emotions in parents of children with ASD. Twenty seven parents of children diagnosed with ASD completed questionnaires measuring frequency of negative automatic thoughts, irrational beliefs related to raising a child with a disability, meta-cognitive beliefs regarding negative and positive emotions, positive and negative emotions, and problem child behavior. Results indicated that irrational beliefs and negative meta-cognitive beliefs about positive emotions are salient cognitive vulnerability factors contributing to fewer positive emotions in parents of children with ASD. It is concluded that interventions for promoting positive coping and resilience in parents of children with ASD should consider cognitive vulnerability factors such as irrational beliefs and negative metacognitive beliefs about positive emotions and their potential effect on positive emotions.
Keyword Cognitive vulnerability
Adaptation of parents of children with ASD
Irrational beliefs
Meta cognitive beliefs
Positive negative emotions
Q-Index Code C1
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Institutional Status UQ

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