Family system and coping behaviors: a comparison between parents of children with autistic spectrum disorders and parents with non-autistic children.

@article{Sivberg2002FamilySA,
  title={Family system and coping behaviors: a comparison between parents of children with autistic spectrum disorders and parents with non-autistic children.},
  author={Bengt V Sivberg},
  journal={Autism : the international journal of research and practice},
  year={2002},
  volume={6 4},
  pages={397-409}
}
  • Bengt V Sivberg
  • Published 2002 in
    Autism : the international journal of research…
The study deals with strain on the family system, as well as the level of coping and types of coping behavior of the parents, in families with a child diagnosed as having an autistic spectrum disorder (ASD) as compared to families in a control group. Thirty-seven families and 66 parents were involved in each case, and four psychological tests were used. It was found that lower levels of coping were associated with higher levels of strain on the family system, that the level of strain on the… CONTINUE READING