Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
Longitudinal Study: LSAC
Title: Bio-ecological factors associated with the psychological distress of fathers of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder: a population-based study of Australian families
Authors: Wood, Catherine 
Seymour, Monique 
Giallo, Rebecca 
Publication Date: Jul-2017
Pages: 825-836
Keywords: Predictors
Psychological distress
Bio-ecological model
Abstract: Using a bio-ecological framework, the aim of this study was to examine factors associated with psychological distress experienced by fathers of children with autism spectrum disorder from a nationally representative sample of Australian children and their families. Individual (e.g. age and self-efficacy), interpersonal (e.g. partner distress, couple relationship, child behaviour and social support) and social environmental factors (e.g. job quality and financial hardship) were explored as potential predictors of fathers’ distress. Data were drawn from the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children, where 159 fathers of children with autism spectrum disorder were identified. As comparison, 6578 fathers of children without developmental disabilities were identified. Multiple regression analyses showed that experiencing depression within the past year, job quality (e.g. autonomy and access to parental leave) and social support were significant predictors for fathers of children with autism spectrum disorder. The importance of supporting the well-being of fathers of children with autism spectrum disorder is discussed.
DOI: 10.1177/136236131770997
Keywords: Health -- Disability; Families -- Fathers
Research collection: Journal Articles
Appears in Collections:Journal Articles

Show full item record

Page view(s)

checked on Apr 1, 2023
Google icon

Google ScholarTM



Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.