Irang Kim, Sarah Dababnah and Jaegoo Lee Published in Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders

November 19, 2019

We examined the relationship between family resilience and parenting stress among parents of children with autism spectrum disorder, with a specific focus on race/ethnicity as a moderator. Multivariate models indicated that family resilience was associated with parenting stress. Race/ethnicity significantly moderated the relationship between family resilience and parenting stress. The effects of family resilience on parenting stress were significantly different among parents of African American, Hispanic, and white children. These effects were strongest for parents of African American children. Compared to white and Hispanic children, parents of African American children with low levels of family resilience had 60–82% higher probability of parenting stress; while those with high levels of family resilience had 15–18% lower probability for parenting stress. © 2019, Springer Science+Business Media, LLC, part of Springer Nature.

Kim, I., Dababnah, S. & Lee, J. J Autism Dev Disord (2019).


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