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Experiences of Parenthood and the Child with an Intellectual Disability

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Title: Experiences of Parenthood and the Child with an Intellectual Disability
Authors: Boström, Petra
Issue Date: 23-Nov-2012
University: Göteborgs universitet. Samhällsvetenskapliga fakulteten
University of Gothenburg. Faculty of Social Sciences
Institution: Department of Psychology ; Psykologiska institutionen
Parts of work: I. Boström, P., Broberg, M., & Hwang, C. P. (2010). Different, difficult or distinct? Mothers' and fathers' perceptions of temperament in children with and without intellectual disabilities. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 54(9), 806-819.

II. Boström, P. K., Broberg, M., & Bodin, L. (2011). Child's positive and negative impacts on parents - A person-oriented approach to understanding temperament in preschool children with intellectual disabilities. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 32(5), 1860-1871.

III. Boström, P. K., Broberg, M., & Hwang, P. (2010). Parents’ descriptions and experiences of young children recently diagnosed with intellectual disability. Child Care, Health and Development, 36, 93–100.

IV. Boström, P. K., Broberg, M. Openness and Avoidance – A Longitudinal Study of Fathers of Children with Intellectual Disability.(Submitted manuscript).
Date of Defence: 2012-12-14
Disputation: Fredagen den 14 december 2012, kl. 10.00, Sal F1, Psykologiska Institutionen, Haraldsgatan 1, Göteborg
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy (Health Care Sciences)
Publication type: Doctoral thesis
Series/Report no.: Doctoral Dissertation
Keywords: Parents
Intellectual disability
family impact
risk and protective factors
Abstract: When a child is diagnosed with an intellectual disability (ID) the experience of parenthood is affected and parents’ descriptions tend to vary, containing a wide spectrum of emotions that may change over time. In the present thesis, empirically-based knowledge about parents of children with ID and their particular circumstances in Sweden is described within the theoretical framework of Bronfenbrenners’ ecological model (1977). The individual children and their closest relationships are at the ce... more
ISBN: 978-91-628-8591-5
ISSN: 1101-718X
Appears in Collections:Doctoral Theses from University of Gothenburg / Doktorsavhandlingar från Göteborgs universitet
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