CORRELATION BETWEEN THE STRESS OF PARENTAL ROLE AND THE INTENSITY AND FREQUENCY OF NEGATIVE MASS LIFE EVENTS IN THE PARENTS OF CHILDREN WITH AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER, IN COMPARISON TO THE PARENTS OF CHILDREN WITH TYPICAL DEVELOPMENT
In the last five years, the parents of children with autism spectrum disorder use to evaluate various negative life events as being more stressful, in comparison to the parents of children with typical development. These two groups of parents cite different stressful events though finance predicaments remain prevalent with both groups. Parents who report higher incidence and intensity of negative life events also experience more intense parental stress. Frequency and the degree of the stressfulness of certain life events are indicative of some extra handicaps imposed on the family of a child with autism spectrum disorder.
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