The Resource Adaptation to stress among mothers of children with autism spectrum disorder : the role of positive affect and personality factors, by Naomi V. Ekas

Adaptation to stress among mothers of children with autism spectrum disorder : the role of positive affect and personality factors, by Naomi V. Ekas

Label
Adaptation to stress among mothers of children with autism spectrum disorder : the role of positive affect and personality factors
Title
Adaptation to stress among mothers of children with autism spectrum disorder
Title remainder
the role of positive affect and personality factors
Statement of responsibility
by Naomi V. Ekas
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Raising a child with autism spectrum disorder is a challenging experience that can impact maternal well-being. This daily diary study investigates (1) the relationship between daily stress, general life stress as well as stress related to the child's characteristics, and daily negative affect, (2) the role of daily positive affect in promoting resistance to stress and recovery from daily stress, (3) the moderating effects of optimism and perceived control on the relationships between daily stress, daily positive affect, and daily negative affect, and (4) whether daily positive affect serves to mediate both relationship between optimism and daily negative affect, as well as the relationship between perceived control and daily negative affect. Results from hierarchical linear models (HLM) revealed that higher levels of perceived stress were associated with decreased well-being, both within and across days. Daily positive affect buffered the immediate and longer-lasting negative impact of perceived stress; however, this occurred only one days of low to moderate levels of stress. Although optimism and perceived control did not explain differences in the daily relationships previously described, each of these personality characteristics helped explain the degree to which positive affect is generated. Implications of the present study are discussed with regard to theoretical models of positive affect and the development of intervention programs. Directions for future research are also discussed
Cataloging source
MUU
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ekas, Naomi V
Degree
Ph. D.
Dissertation year
2009.
Granting institution
University of Notre Dame
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • theses
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Resilience (Personality trait)
  • Stress tolerance (Psychology)
  • Mother and child
  • Parents of autistic children
  • Autism in children
Target audience
specialized
Label
Adaptation to stress among mothers of children with autism spectrum disorder : the role of positive affect and personality factors, by Naomi V. Ekas
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Typescript
  • Thesis directed by Julia M. Braungart-Rieker for the Department of Psychology
  • "April 2009."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (leaves 91-100)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
809680226
Dimensions
28 cm
Extent
vii, 102 leaves
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Reproduction note
Photocopy.
System control number
(OCoLC)809680226
Label
Adaptation to stress among mothers of children with autism spectrum disorder : the role of positive affect and personality factors, by Naomi V. Ekas
Publication
Note
  • Typescript
  • Thesis directed by Julia M. Braungart-Rieker for the Department of Psychology
  • "April 2009."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (leaves 91-100)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
809680226
Dimensions
28 cm
Extent
vii, 102 leaves
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Reproduction note
Photocopy.
System control number
(OCoLC)809680226

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