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Socio-economic position, household composition, health status and indicators of the well-being of mothers of children with and without intellectual disabilities. / Emerson, E.; Hatton, C.; Llewellyn, G.; Blacker, J.; Graham, H.

In: Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, Vol. 50, No. 12, 12.2006, p. 862-873.

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Emerson, E. ; Hatton, C. ; Llewellyn, G. ; Blacker, J. ; Graham, H. / Socio-economic position, household composition, health status and indicators of the well-being of mothers of children with and without intellectual disabilities. In: Journal of Intellectual Disability Research. 2006 ; Vol. 50, No. 12. pp. 862-873.

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title = "Socio-economic position, household composition, health status and indicators of the well-being of mothers of children with and without intellectual disabilities",
abstract = "Backrgound Many previous studies have reported that mothers of children with intellectual disabilities (IDs) are more likely to show signs of psychological distress and have lower well-being than mothers of 'typically developing' children. Our aim was to estimate the extent to which these differences may be accounted for by between-group differences in socio-economic position.Methods This study involved secondary analysis of happiness, self-esteem and self-efficacy variables in a nationally representative sample of 6954 British mothers with dependent children under the age of 17 years, 514 of whom were supporting a child with an ID.Results Mothers of children with IDs reported lower levels of happiness, self-esteem and self-efficacy than mothers of children without IDs. Statistically controlling for differences in socio-economic position, household composition and maternal characteristics fully accounted for the between-group differences in maternal happiness, and accounted for over 50{\%} of the elevated risk for poorer self-esteem and self-efficacy.Conclusions A socially and statistically significant proportion of the increased risk of poorer well-being among mothers of children with IDs may be attributed to their increased risk of socio-economic disadvantage.",
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author = "E. Emerson and C. Hatton and G. Llewellyn and J. Blacker and H. Graham",
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T1 - Socio-economic position, household composition, health status and indicators of the well-being of mothers of children with and without intellectual disabilities

AU - Emerson, E.

AU - Hatton, C.

AU - Llewellyn, G.

AU - Blacker, J.

AU - Graham, H.

N1 - Erratum printed in: 51:2 p. 172 - 172 doi:10.1111/j.1365-2788.2006.00946.x RAE_import_type : Journal article RAE_uoa_type : Social Work and Social Policy & Administration

PY - 2006/12

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N2 - Backrgound Many previous studies have reported that mothers of children with intellectual disabilities (IDs) are more likely to show signs of psychological distress and have lower well-being than mothers of 'typically developing' children. Our aim was to estimate the extent to which these differences may be accounted for by between-group differences in socio-economic position.Methods This study involved secondary analysis of happiness, self-esteem and self-efficacy variables in a nationally representative sample of 6954 British mothers with dependent children under the age of 17 years, 514 of whom were supporting a child with an ID.Results Mothers of children with IDs reported lower levels of happiness, self-esteem and self-efficacy than mothers of children without IDs. Statistically controlling for differences in socio-economic position, household composition and maternal characteristics fully accounted for the between-group differences in maternal happiness, and accounted for over 50% of the elevated risk for poorer self-esteem and self-efficacy.Conclusions A socially and statistically significant proportion of the increased risk of poorer well-being among mothers of children with IDs may be attributed to their increased risk of socio-economic disadvantage.

AB - Backrgound Many previous studies have reported that mothers of children with intellectual disabilities (IDs) are more likely to show signs of psychological distress and have lower well-being than mothers of 'typically developing' children. Our aim was to estimate the extent to which these differences may be accounted for by between-group differences in socio-economic position.Methods This study involved secondary analysis of happiness, self-esteem and self-efficacy variables in a nationally representative sample of 6954 British mothers with dependent children under the age of 17 years, 514 of whom were supporting a child with an ID.Results Mothers of children with IDs reported lower levels of happiness, self-esteem and self-efficacy than mothers of children without IDs. Statistically controlling for differences in socio-economic position, household composition and maternal characteristics fully accounted for the between-group differences in maternal happiness, and accounted for over 50% of the elevated risk for poorer self-esteem and self-efficacy.Conclusions A socially and statistically significant proportion of the increased risk of poorer well-being among mothers of children with IDs may be attributed to their increased risk of socio-economic disadvantage.

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KW - BEHAVIOR PROBLEMS

KW - PRESCHOOL-CHILDREN

KW - PARENTING STRESS

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KW - DEVELOPMENTAL DELAY

KW - FAMILIES

KW - CHILDHOOD

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