Show simple item record

dc.contributor.advisorHeyman, Richard E.en_US
dc.contributor.authorTetenbaum, Samara Pulveren_US
dc.contributor.otherDepartment of Clinical Psychologyen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-05-15T18:07:08Z
dc.date.available2012-05-15T18:07:08Z
dc.date.issued1-Aug-10en_US
dc.date.submittedAug-10en_US
dc.identifierTetenbaum_grad.sunysb_0771E_10230.pdfen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1951/55648
dc.description.abstractPrevious research on young children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) has primarily focused on the affected child, while often overlooking the family of the child with ASD. Multiple child-related variables have been linked with quality of life and problem behavior; however the role of family variables has not yet been evaluated in a systematic way. The purpose of the present study was to evaluate the association between (a) variables within the family system (i.e. relationship discord, social isolation, parental depression, and elevated parental stress) and (b) quality of life and problem behavior. One hundred and one mothers of 2-8 year old children with ASD participated. Assessment of problem behavior, quality of life, maternal depression, relationship discord, parental stress, and social support was conducted. Bivariate correlations and multiple regression analyses were used to evaluate the association among these variables. Relationship discord, maternal depression, and parental stress were associated with (a) high levels of problem behavior in young children with ASDs and (b) poor quality of life for both the child and the family. The role of the family in ASDs and implications for future intervention research is discussed.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipStony Brook University Libraries. SBU Graduate School in Department of Clinical Psychology. Lawrence Martin (Dean of Graduate School).en_US
dc.formatElectronic Resourceen_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherThe Graduate School, Stony Brook University: Stony Brook, NY.en_US
dc.subject.lcshPsychology, Clinical -- Psychology, Behavioralen_US
dc.subject.otherautism, family, problem behavior, quality of lifeen_US
dc.titleFamily Predictors of Quality of Life and Child Problem Behavior in Families of Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disordersen_US
dc.typeDissertationen_US
dc.description.advisorAdvisor(s): Richard E. Heyman. Committee Member(s): K. Daniel O'Leary; Everett Waters; Shana Nichols.en_US
dc.mimetypeApplication/PDFen_US


Files in this item

Thumbnail

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record