Association between autism symptom severity and parental marital satisfaction, The
Studies have suggested that parents of children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) experience many stressors and a decrease in marital quality relative to parents of children without an ASD. Severity of the ASD symptoms have also been found to be associated with increased parenting stress and decreased social support, factors that predict decreases in marital quality. Associations between child autism symptom severity and parental marital quality were examined in the current study, and stress and social support were tested as potential mediators of that association. These associations were ...
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