Parenting daily hassles and parents of children with disabilities
Almand, Caroline S
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This study examined the parenting daily hassles variable in a sample of mothers of children with disabilities. The goal of the study was to find support for hypotheses relating parenting daily hassles to parental wellbeing, which are supported in research on parents of typically developing children. Specifically this study aimed to investigate the moderational role of social support in the purposed relationships between parenting daily hassles and maternal efficacy and maternal satisfaction. Sixty-four mothers of children with disabilities, who were between the ages of two and six years, completed a number of questionnaires. Results revealed that the quantity of social supporters that a mother had significantly moderated the negative relationship between parenting daily hassles and maternal efficacy. Social support did not moderate the relationship between parenting daily hassles and maternal satisfaction. This study indicates the importance of large social support networks for mothers of children with disabilities.