Parents of children with chronic disabilities: The gratification of caregiving

Title

Parents of children with chronic disabilities: The gratification of caregiving

Creator

Schwartz C

Publisher

Families In Society

Date

2003

Subject

Growth; Children; Parent caregiving; Chronic Disabilities

Description

A sample of 167 parents of children with a mental illness or physical disability participated in the study. Parents reported receiving gratification from fulfilling their parental duties and from learning about themselves. The child’s and parent’s personal characteristics were significant predictors of gratification. Physically disability and younger age of the child were associated with higher level of gratification, as were the younger age of the parent, unemployment, and parental poor health. When parents perceived caregiving as causing less emotional strain (low subjective burden, they were more likely to express gratification. The amount of assistance that the parent gave the child (objective burden) did not have a unique contribution to parental gratification.
2003

Rights

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Type

Journal Article

Citation List Month

Backlog

Citation

Schwartz C, “Parents of children with chronic disabilities: The gratification of caregiving,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed December 2, 2022, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/12635.

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