The impact of a child with autism on the Bruneian family system

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Tait, Kathleen J. and Mundia, Lawrence. 2012. "The impact of a child with autism on the Bruneian family system." International Journal of Special Education. 27 (3), pp. 199-212.
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The impact of a child with autism on the Bruneian family system

ERA Journal ID40817
Article CategoryArticle
AuthorsTait, Kathleen J. (Author) and Mundia, Lawrence (Author)
Journal TitleInternational Journal of Special Education
Journal Citation27 (3), pp. 199-212
Number of Pages14
Year2012
Place of PublicationVancouver, BC. Canada
ISSN0827-3383
Web Address (URL)http://www.internationaljournalofspecialeducation.com/articles.cfm?y=2012&v=27&n=3
Abstract

An investigation of parents' perspectives on family life with a child with autistic spectrum disorder (ASD) in Negara Brunei Darussalam (Brunei) and the socio-cultural context in which these families function was conducted. It has been suggested that the impact of a child with a developmental disability, like autism spectrum disorder, on the family appears to be related to demographic, child and parent characteristics (Dur-Vila, Dein, & Hodes, 2010). Thirty sets of Bruneian parents with children with ASD aged between 4-12 years were surveyed regarding the impact of having a child with autism on family functioning. The investigator found that based on the results from the Impact on Family Scale (Stein & Reissman, 2004) that the financial situation, social interaction within and outside the home, and the subjective distress felt by the parents were found to be high on impact. Content analyses of the narrative data indicated that parents' Islamic faith influenced their coping with rearing a child with ASD in Brunei. This study highlights the need for further investigation of parent adjustment in terms of Islamic cultural influence, the context, help seeking and support service uptake.

Keywordsautistic child; Muslim beliefs; coping strategies; effect on family life
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020449901. Studies of Asian society
470207. Cultural theory
520105. Psychological methodology, design and analysis
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Byline AffiliationsHong Kong Baptist University, China
University of Brunei Darussalam, Brunei
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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