Theses and Dissertations - UTB/UTPA
Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
Dr. Gary T. Montgomery
Dr. Amy Weimer
Dr. Frederick Ernst
Siblings of children with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) may have an increased chance of experiencing more stress than siblings of typically developing children. Stress experienced by siblings of children with an ASD may be dependent on the adaptive and maladaptive behavior of the child with autism. A total of 30 mothers were recruited in this study. Results indicated that the difference in stress levels in siblings of children with an ASD and siblings of typically developing children were not statistically significant. It was also found that the stress levels in siblings of children with an ASD were not dependent on the adaptive or maladaptive behavior of the child with an ASD.
University of Texas-Pan American
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