Mediating Effect of Perceived Social Support in the Relationship Between Resilience and Self-Esteem Among Parents of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
- 10.2991/ahsr.k.200311.059How to use a DOI?
- perceived social support, resilience, self-esteem, autism spectrum
Literatures suggested that self-esteem is an imperative factor of a successful parenting. However, parents of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) tend to develop lower self-esteem, despite showing averagely higher resilience compared to other parents. To gain a deeper understanding on the relationship between self-esteem and resilience, this study aimed to investigate whether perceived social support mediates the association of resilience and self-esteem among parents of children with ASD. One hundred and fifty-three (153) parents from a state in Malaysia were chosen through purposive sampling as participants in this study to provide their responses in three questionnaires, namely Connor–Davidson Resilience Scale, Two-Dimensional Model of Self-Esteem Scale, and Multidimensional Scale of Perceived Social Support. The results of multiple regression suggested that perceived social support partially mediates the link between resilience and self-esteem. Furthermore, the findings also suggested that perceived social support is predicted by the participants’ resilience, instead of predicting it. It was also indicated that self-worth dimension of self-esteem received stronger contribution from both resilience and perceived social support when compared to the self-competence dimension. In conclusion, findings of this study indicated that perceived social support partially explained the link between resilience and self-esteem, hence suggested other factors might contribute to the self-esteem of the PCA apart from resilience and perceived social supports.
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TY - CONF AU - Hani Arnous AU - Kee Jiar Yeo PY - 2020 DA - 2020/03/20 TI - Mediating Effect of Perceived Social Support in the Relationship Between Resilience and Self-Esteem Among Parents of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder BT - Proceedings of the 5th Universitas Ahmad Dahlan Public Health Conference (UPHEC 2019) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 312 EP - 319 SN - 2468-5739 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/ahsr.k.200311.059 DO - 10.2991/ahsr.k.200311.059 ID - Arnous2020 ER -