Proceedings of the 1st Tarumanagara International Conference on Medicine and Health (TICMIH 2021)

Autistic Children Parenting Stress

A Study on Parents Taking Caring of Children with Autism during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Authors
Inke Ayu Pertiwi1, Samsunuwiyati Mar’at2, Naomi Soetikno3
1, 2, 3Professional Psychology Magister Program, Tarumanagara University, Jakarta
*Corresponding author. Email: naomis@fpsi.untar.ac.id
Corresponding Author
Naomi Soetikno
Available Online 1 December 2021.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/ahsr.k.211130.025How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Autism spectrum disorder; Parenting stress; COVID-19 pandemic
Abstract

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a group of brain development disorders characterized by stereotyped behavior and deficits in communication as well as social interaction. This usually appears before the age of three. Handling children with autism in the COVID-19 pandemic situation can be challenging for parents. The national home quarantine has caused children with autism, who used to attend special schools, to do distance learning and stay at home all day. This study aimed to determine the descriptions of stress in parents taking care of children with autism. The characteristics of the participants of the study were parents who take care of children with autism during the COVID-19 pandemic and there were 71 of them. The Parenting Stress Scale (PSS) by Berry and Jones was used to measure the parenting stress. The study revealed that that the stress on parents taking caring of autistic children during the COVID-19 pandemic was below average. The descriptions of stress that were found to exist were dimensions of pleasure (emotional benefit and personal development) and dimensions of strain (feelings of sacrificing time, energy and costs).

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Volume Title
Proceedings of the 1st Tarumanagara International Conference on Medicine and Health (TICMIH 2021)
Series
Advances in Health Sciences Research
Publication Date
1 December 2021
ISBN
978-94-6239-473-5
ISSN
2468-5739
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/ahsr.k.211130.025How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2021 The Authors. Published by Atlantis Press International B.V.
Open Access
This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC license.

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