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"And Yet, Still I Hope": Participation-related and familial predictors of autism-specific parenting self-efficacy, 2019

Identifier: cd_2019spring_kurzrok_jennifer.pdf

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From the Series:

The series contains digital Master's theses perdominately from 2018 to present, however there are some older theses from 2010 and 2016. The theses consist of either a production book and a media component or solely a production book. The media components were originally submitted on CDs, DVDs, and Blu-rays and changed to digital submissions in 2020.


  • 2019


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37 pages (37 pages)

Language of Materials

From the record group: English

From the record group: Chinese

From the record group: Spanish; Castilian


"Parenting self-efficacy, i.e. the expectations caregivers have about their abilities to successfully parent their children, has been shown to predict parental ability to cope with the unique challenges of raising a child with ASD (Pastor-Cerezuela et al., 2016; Kuhn & Carter, 2006). Despite high parental participation requirements, little research has investigated the impact of a child's therapy programming on parental confidence. This study assessed the effects of participation- and family-related factors on ratings of autism-specific parenting self-efficacy (PSEa) via on online questionnaire. Data collected from 439 caregivers of children with ASD indicate that PSEa can be improved through positive participation experiences, if perceived burden is low. When perceived burden is high, parents may be less able to use training experiences to bolster PSEa. In these circumstances, practitioners should prioritize counseling, referrals to other professionals, and engagement of community resources to decrease burden and enable parents to derive maximal benefit from training." -- Abstract

Physical Location

RG 010.02B Communication Sciences & Disorders

Physical Description

37 pages

Repository Details

Part of the Emerson College Archives and Special Collections Repository

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