Raising young children with autism spectrum disorders in Hong Kong: the impact of cultural values and stigma on Chinese parents' coping strategies

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Tait, K., Mundia, L. and Fung, F.. 2014. "Raising young children with autism spectrum disorders in Hong Kong: the impact of cultural values and stigma on Chinese parents' coping strategies." International Journal Advances in Social Science and Humanities. 2 (1), pp. 7-15.
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Raising young children with autism spectrum disorders in Hong Kong: the impact of cultural values and stigma on Chinese parents' coping strategies

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AuthorsTait, K. (Author), Mundia, L. (Author) and Fung, F. (Author)
Journal TitleInternational Journal Advances in Social Science and Humanities
Journal Citation2 (1), pp. 7-15
Number of Pages9
Year2014
Place of PublicationIndia
Web Address (URL)http://www.ijassh.com/view_archive.php?archiveid=5
Abstract

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a life-long disability. The long term care of children with ASD has effects on
families that teachers and support service providers strive to quantify. Observing 'filial piety' towards one's parents
is a traditional Chinese virtue and moral standard. Yet despite the acknowledged importance of the family,
relatively little is known about the functioning of Chinese families with children with ASD in Hong Kong (HK). Data was gathered from 100 parents of children with ASD to understand how traditional Chinese beliefs, community values, and the day to day experience of raising a child with ASD in HK, influences the coping strategies that parents employ. It is hoped that the results of this study will raise awareness for the need of further public
awareness, educational and support services for families who are currently trying to adjust their parenting skills to
cater for a family member with ASD.

Keywordsautism spectrum disorders; Chinese parents; coping strategies; cultural values
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020470202. Asian cultural studies
520599. Social and personality psychology not elsewhere classified
441005. Social theory
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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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