Raising young children with autism spectrum disorders in Hong Kong: the impact of cultural values and stigma on Chinese parents' coping strategies

Tait, K. and Mundia, L. and Fung, F. (2014) Raising young children with autism spectrum disorders in Hong Kong: the impact of cultural values and stigma on Chinese parents' coping strategies. International Journal Advances in Social Science and Humanities, 2 (1). pp. 7-15.

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Abstract

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a life-long disability. The long term care of children with ASD has effects on
families that teachers and support service providers strive to quantify. Observing 'filial piety' towards one's parents
is a traditional Chinese virtue and moral standard. Yet despite the acknowledged importance of the family,
relatively little is known about the functioning of Chinese families with children with ASD in Hong Kong (HK). Data was gathered from 100 parents of children with ASD to understand how traditional Chinese beliefs, community values, and the day to day experience of raising a child with ASD in HK, influences the coping strategies that parents employ. It is hoped that the results of this study will raise awareness for the need of further public
awareness, educational and support services for families who are currently trying to adjust their parenting skills to
cater for a family member with ASD.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Copyright 2014 International Journal Advances in Social Science and Humanities. Open access journal. This publication is copyright. It may be reproduced in whole or in part for the purposes of study, research, or review, but is subject to the inclusion of an acknowledgment of the source.
Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Linguistics, Adult and Specialist Education
Date Deposited: 08 Aug 2014 01:39
Last Modified: 19 Apr 2015 22:29
Uncontrolled Keywords: autism spectrum disorders; Chinese parents; coping strategies; cultural values
Fields of Research : 20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2002 Cultural Studies > 200202 Asian Cultural Studies
17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170113 Social and Community Psychology
16 Studies in Human Society > 1608 Sociology > 160806 Social Theory
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 95 Cultural Understanding > 9504 Religion and Ethics > 950407 Social Ethics
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/25737

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