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dc.contributor.advisorEkas, Naomi V.
dc.contributor.authorTimmons, Lisa Nicoleen_US
dc.date.accessioned2015-05-12T21:10:11Z
dc.date.available2015-05-12T21:10:11Z
dc.date.created2015en_US
dc.date.issued2015en_US
dc.identifierUMI thesisen_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://repository.tcu.edu/handle/116099117/8354
dc.description.abstractParenting is challenging, particularly for parents of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Gratitude is a positive emotion, which has been used to increase well-being in interventions with chronically stressed populations. However, such programs have not been utilized with parents of children with ASD. An 8-week gratitude intervention using weekly writing activities about neutral life-events, gratitude, or child-specific gratitude was implemented to improve well-being of 67 mothers of children with ASD. Targeted areas of well-being included psychological well-being (e.g., depressive symptoms and affect), relationship well-being (e.g., couples satisfaction and coping), and parenting-related well-being (e.g., parenting efficacy). A pre- and post- intervention assessment were administered using self-report measures. Those receiving the intervention were predicted to show increased well-being in all areas compared to baseline levels. However, no significant group differences attributed to the intervention were found. Qualitative analyses were conducted to explore the writing samples provided during the intervention.en_US
dc.format.mediumFormat: Onlineen_US
dc.publisher[Fort Worth, Tex.] : Texas Christian University,en_US
dc.relation.ispartofTCU Master Thesisen_US
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dc.titleThe effectiveness of a gratitude intervention at improving well-being for parents of children with autism spectrum disorderen_US
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local.collegeCollege of Science and Engineering
local.departmentPsychology
local.academicunitDepartment of Psychology
dc.type.genreThesis
local.subjectareaPsychology
etd.degree.nameMaster of Science


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