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| Published: March 25, 2016

Effective Coping Strategies for Stress in Parents of Autistic Children: A Training Module

Swati Arora

Amity Institute of Psychology and Allied Sciences, Amity University, Noida, India Google Scholar More about the auther

, Dr. Neelam Pandey

Assistant Professor, AIPS, Amity University, Delhi, India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.062/20160302

DOI: 10.25215/0302.062

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The purpose of the study is to determine the level of stress and different coping mechanisms used by parents of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder on pre-training and post-training tests. A researcher-developed training module was used to impart training to enhance the coping mechanisms used by parents to reduce their level of stress. A sample of 100parents of one child with Autism Spectrum Disorder was taken. They were administered on Parental Stress Index and Family Crisis Oriented Personal Evaluation Scales (F-COPES). The study utilized a quantitative approach, using Means, Standard Deviation and t –test in analysing data. Results reveal that parents of autistic children differed significantly on coping strategies and level of stress after the training.

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

18.01.062/20160302

10.25215/0302.062

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Published in   Volume 03, Issue 2, January-March, 2016