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Relationships between Sense of Coherence, Coping Strategies and Quality of Life of Parents of Children with Autism in Malaysia: A Case Study among Chinese Parents

Authors:

P.C. Siah ,

Department of Psychology and Counseling, Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman, MY
About P.C.

Dr Siah is an Associate Professor of the Department of Psychology and Counseling at Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman, Malaysia.

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S.H. Tan

Faculty of Education, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, MY
About S.H.

Ms Tan is a postgraduate student at Faculty of Education, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia.

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Abstract

Purpose: This study aimed to examine the relationships between Sense of Coherence (SoC), Coping Strategies and Quality of Life (QoL) of parents of children with autism in Malaysia.

Method: Purposive sampling was used to recruit parents of children with autism from 3 Autism Centres run by NGOs. The parents were asked to complete a questionnaire.

Results: The results of the study show that SoC and cognitive reframing are important factors that are associated with QoL.

Conclusions: It is recommended that policy-makers and programmers at the Autism Centres conduct more training workshops for parents of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), so that their overall QoL can be improved.

Limitations: Future studies could recruit more participants, especially parents at government centres.

How to Cite: Siah, P.C. and Tan, S.H., 2016. Relationships between Sense of Coherence, Coping Strategies and Quality of Life of Parents of Children with Autism in Malaysia: A Case Study among Chinese Parents. Disability, CBR & Inclusive Development, 27(1), pp.78–91. DOI: http://doi.org/10.5463/dcid.v27i1.485
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Published on 07 Jun 2016.

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