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AUCD: Poster Symposium 6B: Family Involvement, Disability Studies: The psychosocial well-being of middle-aged and older family caregivers of sons/daughters with developmental disabilities

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pptx File Wong, Shobo, & Hodgdon (AUCD 2019) [download]

Presenter

Jen Wong, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Human Sciences
The Nisonger Center, UCEDD/LEND

Description

Using National Survey of Midlife in the United States (MIDUS-II), this study investigates the effects of caregiver types on psychosocial well-being. Regression analyses revealed that caregivers of sons/daughters with developmental disabilities exhibited the lowest levels of environmental mastery and perception of generativity, highest level of negative affect, and older subjective age as compared to other family caregivers. Study findings can help inform outreach programs and services aimed at family caregivers.

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