Perceived social support in Chinese parents of children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in a Chinese context: Implications for social work practice

Joyce L. C. MA, Kelly Yee Ching LAI, Wing Ka Julia LO

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Abstract

This article reports the results of a Hong Kong study (no. of parents = 121) which identified perceived social support (PSS), both overall and four types of support, of Chinese parents of children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and examined the impact of PSS on the interrelationship between the ADHD symptoms and parenting stress. The parents perceived support of their primary social network as more satisfactory than professionals’. Parenting stress of the high PSS group was lower than the low PSS group’s. The PSS-overall, parenting role, and the ADHD symptoms explained a significant variance of parenting stress. The results pave the way to develop a complex social work model in helping. Copyright © 2022 Informa UK Limited.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)28-46
JournalSocial Work in Mental Health
Volume15
Issue number1
Early online date11 May 2016
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017

Citation

Ma, J. L. C., Lai, K. Y. C., & Lo, J. W. K. (2017). Perceived social support in Chinese parents of children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in a Chinese context: Implications for social work practice. Social Work in Mental Health, 15(1), 28-46. doi: 10.1080/15332985.2016.1159643

Keywords

  • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
  • Children
  • Chinese context
  • Chinese parents
  • Perceived social support
  • Social work

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