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dc.contributor.authorTimmons, Lisa Nicoleen_US
dc.date.accessioned2015-05-12T21:10:11Z
dc.date.available2015-05-12T21:10:11Z
dc.date.created2015.en_US
dc.date.created2015en_US
dc.date.issued2015en_US
dc.identifierTCU Master Thesisen_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://repository.tcu.edu/handle/116099117/8354
dc.descriptionTitle from thesis title page (viewed Aug. 3, 2015).en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes abstract.en_US
dc.descriptionThesis--Texas Christian University, 2015.en_US
dc.descriptionDepartment of Psychology; advisor, Naomi Ekas.en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.en_US
dc.descriptionText (electronic thesis) in PDF.en_US
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.ispartofUMI thesis.en_US
dc.relation.requiresMode of access: World Wide Web.en_US
dc.relation.requiresSystem requirements: Adobe Acrobat reader.en_US
dc.titleThe effectiveness of a gratitude intervention at improving well-being for parents of children with autism spectrum disorder [electronic resource] /en_US
dc.typeTexten_US
local.academicunitDepartment of Psychology
local.subjectareaPsychology


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