Religiosity, Spirituality, and Socioemotional Functioning in Mothers of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

@article{Ekas2009ReligiositySA,
  title={Religiosity, Spirituality, and Socioemotional Functioning in Mothers of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder},
  author={Naomi V. Ekas and Thomas L. Whitman and Carolyn M. Shivers},
  journal={Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders},
  year={2009},
  volume={39},
  pages={706-719}
}
Religious beliefs, religious activities, and spirituality are coping resources used by many mothers of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). This study examined whether and how these resources were related to maternal socioemotional functioning. Mothers of children with ASD completed questionnaires assessing religiosity, spirituality, and a wide range of outcome variables, including stress, depression, self-esteem, life satisfaction, positive affect, and sense of control. Analyses… Expand
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