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Moderating the Effects of Parenting Stress on Marital Satisfaction in Parents of Children with Intellectual Disability
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|Title:||Moderating the Effects of Parenting Stress on Marital Satisfaction in Parents of Children with Intellectual Disability|
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|Issue Date:||May 2015|
|Publisher:||[Honolulu] : [University of Hawaii at Manoa], [May 2015]|
|Abstract:||Parents of children with disabilities tend to experience greater marital distress than parents of typically developing children. However this result is small overall and couples vary greatly. The present study sought to determine whether certain resiliency factors might moderate the impact of parenting stress on marital adjustment in parents of children with intellectual disability. Two factors that were investigated were the parenting alliance and marital problem solving. It was hypothesized that one or both of these factors might interact with parenting stress to predict marital satisfaction, such that parents who score high on these factors might be less negatively impacted by parenting stress. Results indicated that the parenting alliance was a significant predictor of marital satisfaction, but did not interact with parenting stress. Marital problem solving interacted with parenting stress, but rather than buffering high stress, was an asset at low stress, and its benefits were nullified at high stress.|
|Description:||M.A. University of Hawaii at Manoa 2015.|
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|Appears in Collections:||M.A. - Psychology|
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