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Degree Name

Master Of Arts In Clinical Psychology

Colleges & School

College Of Arts And Sciences

First Advisor

Jeff Crisco, PhD

Library of Congress Subject Heading

Stress (Psychology); Parents of children with disabilities; Parents of mentally ill children; Education--Parent participation; Autistic children--Education


Raising children can put Parents at a higher risk for stress, but when a child is diagnosed with a developmental disability it is highly probable that their parents will experience a clinically significant level of stress related to parenting. Previous research has shown that there are several factors related to why parents of children with developmental disabilities experience higher levels of stress than parents of children without developmental disabilities (Beck, Hastings, Daley, & Stevenson, 2004; Lecavalier, Leone & Wiltz, 2006; Patterson, 1988). In this study the researcher explores the link between parental stress and a previously understudied stress factor: school satisfaction.


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