Psychological mindedness as a mediator in the relationship between dysfunctional coping styles and depressive symptoms in caregivers of children with autism spectrum disorder

Pang, Nicholas Tze Ping and Ruziana Masiran, and Kit‐Aun Tan, and Aminah Kassim, (2020) Psychological mindedness as a mediator in the relationship between dysfunctional coping styles and depressive symptoms in caregivers of children with autism spectrum disorder. Perspectives in Psychiatric Care, 56 (3).

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Abstract

Purpose Psychological mindedness (PM) can partly explain depressive symptoms in caregivers of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). This cross‐sectional study examines PM in mediating the relationship between dysfunctional coping styles and depressive symptoms. Design and Methods One hundred fifty‐five adult ASD caregivers completed the Malay version of Brief COPE, the Patient Health Questionnaire‐9, and the Balanced Index of PM. Findings Direct paths between dysfunctional coping style and depressive symptoms, between insight and depressive symptoms, and between dysfunctional coping style and all PM variables (insight and interest) were obtained. Multiple regression analyses revealed that insight, but not interest, significantly mediates the relationship between dysfunctional coping and depressive symptoms. Practical Implications PM can be enhanced via psychological interventions.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: autism spectrum disorder, psychological mindedness
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
Divisions: FACULTY > Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
Depositing User: MDM SITI AZIZAH IDRIS
Date Deposited: 29 Sep 2020 23:48
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2020 23:48
URI: http://eprints.ums.edu.my/id/eprint/26039

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