PURPOSE: To: 1) examine the well-being and marital quality of parents of children with autism (or autism spectrum disorder) and 2) examine family factors that impact the well-being of children with autism.
WHO: We are looking for parents of children aged 5 to 12 years with autism. Both spouses participate in the study.
WHAT: The study involves a 2-hour session at the Waisman Center or your home to complete questionnaires. We will also videotape you and your spouse having a conversation. You and your spouse will then complete a 14-day diary in which you answer questions about your day (takes 5-10 mins per day). You and your spouse will each be paid $125.
Principal Investigator: Sigan Hartley, PhD
Key words: Autism, Parents, Marital Quality