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Exploring fathers’ perceptions of parenting a child with Asperger syndrome

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dc.contributor.author O'Halloran, Maeve
dc.contributor.author Sweeney, John
dc.contributor.author Doody, Owen
dc.date.accessioned 2014-02-07T12:01:11Z
dc.date.available 2014-02-07T12:01:11Z
dc.date.issued 2013
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/3662
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract This study explores Irish fathers’ perceptions of parenting a child with Asperger syndrome (AS). Ethical approval was granted by the service provider, and Husserlian phenomenological approach facilitated the exploration. Data were collected through semi-structured interviews of nine fathers in the West region of Ireland. Data were transcribed and analysed using Colaizzi’s (1978) method. The study highlighted that parenting a child with AS is an arduous task, but while there are difficulties, many positive aspects to their parenting experience were reported. Overall, the study highlights the importance of listening to parents and their initial concerns regarding their child’s development. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Sage Publications Ltd., en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Journal of Intellectual Disabilities;17(3), pp. 198-213
dc.relation.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1744629513494928
dc.rights © SAGE Publications en_US
dc.subject Asperger syndrome en_US
dc.subject autism spectrum disorder (ASD) en_US
dc.subject disability en_US
dc.subject fathers’ perceptions en_US
dc.subject parental stress en_US
dc.title Exploring fathers’ perceptions of parenting a child with Asperger syndrome en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.identifier.doi 10.1177/1744629513494928
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US


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