Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.1177/1362361319886513
Title: The parenting experiences and needs of Asian primary caregivers of children with autism: A meta-synthesis
Authors: Shorey, Shefaly 
Ng, Esperanza D 
Haugan, Gorill
Law, Evelyn 
Keywords: Social Sciences
Psychology, Developmental
Psychology
Asian
Asperger syndrome
autism spectrum disorder
autistic disorder
caregivers
child
parenting
review
MENTAL-ILLNESS STIGMA
SPECTRUM DISORDER
HEALTH-CARE
FAMILIES
MOTHERS
PERSPECTIVES
DIAGNOSIS
BELIEFS
SERVICES
QUALITY
Issue Date: 13-Nov-2019
Publisher: SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD
Citation: Shorey, Shefaly, Ng, Esperanza D, Haugan, Gorill, Law, Evelyn (2019-11-13). The parenting experiences and needs of Asian primary caregivers of children with autism: A meta-synthesis. AUTISM 24 (3) : 591-604. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1177/1362361319886513
Abstract: Parents of children with autism are faced with higher risks of unemployment, divorce, and poorer mental health than parents of children with other disorders. Such parenting stress can be further exacerbated by cultural and environmental factors such as the more conservative and collectivistic Asian values. Therefore, this review identifies and synthesizes literature on the parenting experiences and needs of Asian primary caregivers of children with autism using a critical interpretive method. A qualitative meta-summary was conducted. Seven electronic databases (CINAHL, Embase, ProQuest, PsycINFO, PubMed, Scopus, and Web of Science) were searched from each database’s date of inception to November 2018. In total, 44 studies were included in this review. Thirteen studies examined Asian immigrant parents’ experiences, and 31 studies were done among Asia-based parents. Six domains were identified: “personal parenting journey”; “adaptation and coping strategies”; “family, community, and social support”; “experiences with healthcare, education, and social services”; “future hopes and recommendations”; and “unique experiences of immigrants.” The distinctive influence of religious beliefs, cultural values, and environmental factors on Asian parenting experiences were discussed, and recommendations were proposed to better meet the needs of parents with autistic children.
Source Title: AUTISM
URI: https://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/205922
ISSN: 13623613
14617005
DOI: 10.1177/1362361319886513
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