Welcome to the Parent Coping Study

Are you a parent of a child with an Intellectual Disability, Genetic Disorder (e.g., Down syndrome, Fragile X) or Autism Spectrum Disorder?  If so, this study on how couples cope with stress may interest you.

Research has shown that caring for a child with a disability can be both stressful and rewarding.  The way a person copes with daily stress can depend on many complex factors including one's personality, level of support, and one’s views on life in general.  Couples in a relationship also help one another to cope with stress. 

Dr. Kristen Maglieri, a Clinical Psychology student at the School of Psychology, National University of Ireland, Galway, supervised by Prof. Brian Hughes, is carrying out a study that is concerned with understanding how parents cope with and manage the daily stress associated with having a child with a disability (if any) and what factors make stress more or less likely. 
If you are interested in participating, please continue for more information...

To Request Paper Copies: If you'd prefer to complete the survey by hand, please contact Dr. Kristen Maglieri at parentcopingstudy@gmail.com or +353 87 363 8448 to request a paper copy of the survey. She will post it to you along with a stamped and self addressed envelope for its return. 

*This study has been granted ethical approval by the National University of Ireland, Galway Research Ethics Committee. 
6% of survey complete.