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Title: Parenting a child with intellectual and developmental disabilities : psychological variables and their relationship to well-being
Author: Lloyd, Tracey Jane
ISNI:       0000 0001 3611 7647
Awarding Body: University of Wales, Bangor
Current Institution: Bangor University
Date of Award: 2008
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Recent research has begun to acknowledge that parents of school-aged children with intellectual and developmental disabilities experience both positive and negative impacts when raising their children. Since some parents report feelings of a positive and a negative nature concurrently, within families research must attempt to discover the psychological variables that foster adaptation. This thesis aimed to extend current research in three ways. First parental cognitive variables and their incorporation into existing models of adaptation were critically discussed (Chapter 2). Second, relatively unstudied psychological variables were investigated with respect to both positive and negative parental adjustment. Third, longitudinal methodologies were used to draw conclusions as to the causal directions of the relationships and to ascertain whether the psychological variables acted as moderators or mediators i.e. were state- or trait-like.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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