Parents on the autism continuum: Links with parenting efficacy

Lau, Winnie Yu Pow, Peterson, Candida C, Attwood, Tony, Garnett, Michelle S. and Kelly, Adrian B. (2016) Parents on the autism continuum: Links with parenting efficacy. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 26 57-64. doi:10.1016/j.rasd.2016.02.007


Author Lau, Winnie Yu Pow
Peterson, Candida C
Attwood, Tony
Garnett, Michelle S.
Kelly, Adrian B.
Title Parents on the autism continuum: Links with parenting efficacy
Journal name Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1878-0237
1750-9467
Publication date 2016-06
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.rasd.2016.02.007
Volume 26
Start page 57
End page 64
Total pages 8
Place of publication Philadelphia, United States
Publisher Elsevier
Collection year 2017
Language eng
Formatted abstract
The extent to which parental traits of autism are related to parenting efficacy has yet to be explored. Parents of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) were studied in three groups: (a) families in which both the parent and the child had a DSM-IV-TR ASD diagnosis (n = 109); (b) families in which only the child had a DSM-IV-TR ASD diagnosis (n = 128); and (c) families in which no member had ASD (n = 109). Each subject completed the Autism Spectrum Quotient (AQ) and a measure of parenting efficacy. Fathers with ASD had the lowest parental efficacy, but mothers with ASD had comparable levels of parental efficacy to parents without ASD in the family. Results suggest that screening and intervention to build fathers parental efficacy may be a useful adjunct to therapy.
Keyword Autism
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
Autism Spectrum Quotient (AQ)
Parenting
Parenting efficacy
Parents
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
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