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Adaptation in Families of Children with Developmental Delay


Abstract Family adaptation to child developmental disability is a dynamic transactional process that has yet to be tested in a longitudinal, rigorous fashion. In addition, although children with developmental delays frequently have behavior problems, not enough research has examined possible underlying mechanisms in the relation between child developmental delay, adaptation and behavior problems. In the current study, factor analysis examined how best to conceptualize the construct of family adaptation to developmental delay. Also, longitudinal growth curve modeling tested models in which child behavior problems mediated the relation between developmental risk and indices of family adaptation. Participants included 130 typically developing children ... (more)
Created Date 2011
Contributor Pedersen Y Arbona, Anita Louise (Author) / Crnic, Keith A (Advisor) / Sandler, Irwin (Committee member) / Lemery, Kathryn (Committee member) / Enders, Craig (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Psychology / Adaptation / Behavior Problems / Developmental Disability / Developmental Psychopathology / Families
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 252 pages
Language English
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Note Ph.D. Psychology 2011
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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