Title: Maternal parenting behavior and child behavior problems in families of children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder
Authors: Maljaars, Jarymke ×
Boonen, Hannah
Lambrechts, Greet
Van Leeuwen, Karla
Noens, Ilse #
Issue Date: Mar-2014
Publisher: Plenum Press
Series Title: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders vol:44 pages:501-512
Abstract: Parents of a child with ASD face specific challenges in parenting, but concrete parenting behavior has never been properly investigated in these families. This exploratory questionnaire study compared parenting behaviors among mothers of children and adolescents with ASD (n = 552) and without ASD (n = 437) and examined associations between child behavior problems and parenting behavior. Results showed that mothers of children with ASD reported significantly lower scores on Rules and Discipline and higher scores on Positive Parenting, Stimulating the Development, and Adapting the Environment. Age was differently related to parenting behavior in the ASD versus control group. Furthermore, distinctive correlation patterns between parenting behavior and externalizing or internalizing behavior problems were found for both groups.
ISSN: 0162-3257
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Parenting and Special Education
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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