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JOEC 2018, 17(3): 53-62 Back to browse issues page
Evaluating Ten Aspects of Marital Satisfaction in Parents of Children with Autism
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Objective: The goal of this study was to evaluate the level of ten aspects of marital satisfaction in parents of children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Method: The research population in the present descriptive, post-event study comprised all parents of children with ASD studying in pre-elementary and elementary schools of Mashhad, Iran, in 2013-2014. Ninety-five couples were selected through convenience sampling. To evaluate marital satisfaction, the Afrooz Marital Satisfaction Scale was used. Data were analyzed by ANOVA, t-test, and Friedman test. Results: According to results, mothers had significantly higher means than fathers in desire thinking, personal behaviors, problem-solving, leisure time, emotional interaction, and marital satisfaction. Moreover, the level of satisfaction of mothers and fathers was significantly below average. Furthermore, personal behavior had the highest level, while problem-solving had the lowest level among parents. Conclusion: With regard to strong and weak points, it is recommended that educational packages be used step by step in treatment centers to provide the necessary intervention for parents of children with ASD.
Keywords: Marital satisfaction, Autism
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2016/11/17 | Accepted: 2017/03/11 | Published: 2017/12/31
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