Examination of bidirectional relationships between parent stress and two types of problem behavior in children with autism spectrum disorder

Anat Zaidman-Zait, Pat Mirenda, Eric Duku, Peter Szatmari, Stelios Georgiades, Joanne Volden, Lonnie Zwaigenbaum, Tracy Vaillancourt, Susan Bryson, Isabel Smith, Eric Fombonne, Wendy Roberts, Charlotte Waddell, Ann Thompson

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Abstract

Path analysis within a structural equation modeling framework was employed to examine the relationships between two types of parent stress and children's externalizing and internalizing behaviors over a 4-year period, in a sample of 184 mothers of young children with autism spectrum disorder. Parent stress was measured with the Parenting Stress Index-Short Form and child behavior was measured with Child Behavior Checklist/1.5-5. Across all time points, parent general distress predicted both types of child behaviors, but not vice versa. In addition, there was modest evidence of a bidirectional relationship between parenting distress and both types of child behaviors from 12 months post-diagnosis to age 6. Results are compared to previous work in this area, with implications for early intervention.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1908-1917
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Autism and Developmental Disorders
Volume44
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - 2014

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Keywords

  • Autism spectrum disorder
  • Externalizing behavior
  • Internalizing behavior
  • Parenting stress

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  • Developmental and Educational Psychology

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Examination of bidirectional relationships between parent stress and two types of problem behavior in children with autism spectrum disorder. / Zaidman-Zait, Anat; Mirenda, Pat; Duku, Eric; Szatmari, Peter; Georgiades, Stelios; Volden, Joanne; Zwaigenbaum, Lonnie; Vaillancourt, Tracy; Bryson, Susan; Smith, Isabel; Fombonne, Eric; Roberts, Wendy; Waddell, Charlotte; Thompson, Ann.

In: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, Vol. 44, No. 8, 2014, p. 1908-1917.

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Zaidman-Zait, A, Mirenda, P, Duku, E, Szatmari, P, Georgiades, S, Volden, J, Zwaigenbaum, L, Vaillancourt, T, Bryson, S, Smith, I, Fombonne, E, Roberts, W, Waddell, C & Thompson, A 2014, 'Examination of bidirectional relationships between parent stress and two types of problem behavior in children with autism spectrum disorder', Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, vol. 44, no. 8, pp. 1908-1917. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10803-014-2064-3
Zaidman-Zait, Anat ; Mirenda, Pat ; Duku, Eric ; Szatmari, Peter ; Georgiades, Stelios ; Volden, Joanne ; Zwaigenbaum, Lonnie ; Vaillancourt, Tracy ; Bryson, Susan ; Smith, Isabel ; Fombonne, Eric ; Roberts, Wendy ; Waddell, Charlotte ; Thompson, Ann. / Examination of bidirectional relationships between parent stress and two types of problem behavior in children with autism spectrum disorder. In: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. 2014 ; Vol. 44, No. 8. pp. 1908-1917.
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