Parental Stress, Positive Coping Mechanisms & Life Satisfaction in parents of children with & without A.S.D.
Dear Participant,
Welcome to my research, my name is Helena Giles. I am a final year psychology student in Dublin Business School. My on line questionnaire is based on parental stress, positive coping mechanisms and satisfaction with life. The questionnaire will take 10-12 minutes (40 questions) to complete. It is important to remember there is no right or wrong answer.

ONE PRIMARY CAREGIVER IS ASKED TO COMPLETE THE QUESTIONNAIRE

All information is anonymous and confidential. It will be stored as statistical data only. This data will be coded and statistically analysed, written up in thesis format and may be presented/published. Participation is voluntary & you are free to withdraw at any stage. However due to the anonymous nature of study once submitted it will be no longer possible to withdraw.

If you have any queries you may contact me at helenapsy@outlook.com or my supervisor, Margaret Walsh on request.
The final date for completion is 5 January 2015.

Thank you in advance for your time, it is greatly appreciated.

Kind Regards
Helena Giles

I understand the above & consent to participate.
1. To be completed by ONE primary caregiver. Please specify relationship to child
2. Age of primary caregiver?
Your answer
3. Age of child?
Your answer
4. Does your child have a pre existing clinical diagnosis of A.S.D (to included Classic Autism, High Functioning Autism, Asperger Syndrome, PDD-NOS)?,
If you answer no, please move to question 9.
5. Number of children with A.S.D.?
Your answer
6. Number of years since clinical diagnosis?
PLEASE ANSWER THIS FOR ONE PARTICULAR CHILD WITH ASD
Your answer
7. Does your child with ASD have any co morbiding conditions. Please tick ALL relevant items.
8. School placement your child with A.S.D. is in?
9. Does your child (without ASD) present with any difficulties at home or at school?
PLEASE ANS IF YOU ANS "NO" TO QUESTION 4-ONLY
10. I ve been concentrating my efforts on doing something about the situation I'm in.
11. I've been getting emotional support from others.
12. I've been taking action to try to make this situation better.
13. I've been getting comfort & understanding from someone.
14. In most ways my life is close to my ideal.
15. The conditions of my life are excellent.
16.I am satisfied with my life.
17. So far I have gotten the important things I want in life
18. If I could live my life over, I would change almost nothing.
19. I am happy with my role as a parent.
20.There is little or nothing I would nt do for my child(ren) if it was necessary.
21. Caring for my child(ren) sometimes takes more time and energy than I have to give.
22. I sometimes worry whether I am doing enough for my child(ren)
23.I feel close to my child(ren).
24. I enjoy spending time with my child(ren)
25. My child(ren) is an important source of affection for me.
26. Having child(ren) gives me a more certain & optimistic view for the future.
27. The major stress in my life is my child(ren).
28. Having child(ren) leaves little time & flexibility in my life.
29.Having child(ren) has been a financial burden.
30. It is difficult to balance different responsibilities because of my child(ren).
31. The behaviour of my child(ren) is often embarrassing or stressful to me.
32. If I had to do it all over again, I might decide not to have child(ren).
33. I feel overwhelmed by the responsibility of being a parent.
34. Having child(ren) has meant having too few choices & too little control over my life.
35. I am satisfied as a parent.
36. I find my children enjoyable.
37.Please rank your ability to access core services (Clinical psychology, occupational therapy, speech & language therapy) for your child(ren) with A.S.D.
ONLY ANSWER QS 37-40 IF YOU HAVE A CHILD(REN) WITH A.S.D.
38: Please add details if you wish to outline your experiences accessing core services?
Your answer
39. What are your concerns for the future, if any?
Your answer
40. Rank in order of preference which auxillary services would have the greatest positive impact on current stress levels, if any experienced. *
1=greatest, 2= helpful, 3=neutral impact, 4=not really, 5=least positive impact
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Support (spouse, family, friends)
Access to appropriate services 
Finance (accessing Careers All/Benefit, DCA)
Respite/ Time out/ Break away for self
Educational supports in place
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