Autistic Children Parenting Stress
A Study on Parents Taking Caring of Children with Autism during the COVID-19 Pandemic
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- Autism spectrum disorder; Parenting stress; COVID-19 pandemic
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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TY - CONF AU - Inke Ayu Pertiwi AU - Samsunuwiyati Mar’at AU - Naomi Soetikno PY - 2021 DA - 2021/12/01 TI - Autistic Children Parenting Stress BT - Proceedings of the 1st Tarumanagara International Conference on Medicine and Health (TICMIH 2021) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 148 EP - 152 SN - 2468-5739 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/ahsr.k.211130.025 DO - 10.2991/ahsr.k.211130.025 ID - Pertiwi2021 ER -