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JOEC 2017, 16(4): 51-62 Back to browse issues page
The comparison of parental stress, satisfaction and family functioning in mothers children with autism and normally developing children
Mrs Tayebeh mohtashami *, Mrs Faezeh Ebrahimi, Dr Mahnaz Aliakbari Dehkordi, MD Narges Chimeh
MS.c of Psychology Payame Noor University
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Aim: As previous studies have shown, disabled children may prevent families to have their normal and desirable functions; hence, these families need to be supported. This study is trying to explore parental stress, satisfaction and family functioning of families who have children with autism and compare it with families with normally developing children. Method: This study is a casual-comparative and its statistical population was including all mothers of children with autism and families with normally developing children in Tehran. 85 mothers of normally developing children and 58 mothers of children with autism were recruited using cluster sampling and convenience sampling method, respectively.  The Parental Stress Scale (PSS; Berry & Jones, 1995), the Family Satisfaction Scale (Olson and Wilson, 1986) and the Family Functioning Questionnaire (Olson etal, 1985) were used to gather the data. Results: using multivariate analysis of variance (MANOVA), it was shown that there is a significant difference (P<0.05) between parental stress, satisfaction and family functioning of families children with autism and families with normally developing children. Conclusion: This study indicated that parental stress level of mother’s children with autism is more than parents with normally developing children and satisfaction and family functioning of their mothers are lower. This result may be due to the characteristics of these children, thus it is recommended to pay more attention to the health status of these families and support them more. Therefore, it was proposed that some programs were designed to promote mental health of parents, especially mothers in the centers for education and rehabilitation of children with autism.

Keywords: Parental Stress, Family Satisfaction, Family Functioning, autism.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2015/10/10 | Accepted: 2016/12/24 | Published: 2017/03/1
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mohtashami T, Ebrahimi F, Aliakbari Dehkordi M, Chimeh N. The comparison of parental stress, satisfaction and family functioning in mothers children with autism and normally developing children . JOEC. 2017; 16 (4) :51-62
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Volume 16, Number 4 (3-2017) Back to browse issues page
فصلنامه کودکان استثنایی Journal of Exceptional Children
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