Dyadic Coping and Well-being in couples parenting children with Autism Spectrum Disorder: the role of Marital Satisfaction

Encarnacion Sarria

National University of Distance Education (UNED)

Dra. Encarnación Sarriá. PhD. Faculty of Psychology, IMIENS. UNED: Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia/ National University of Distance Learning (Madrid, Spain).Research Interests:Development of intentional communication and social cognition in typically developing children and children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.Psychological adaptation in parents of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.


Introduction. In couples parenting children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), a partner becomes a primary source of emotional and instrumental support to deal with the additional parenting demands. Dyadic coping involves... [ view full abstract ]

Ethics and permissions statement and / or disclosure of potential conflict of interest (if relevant)

This study was approved by the Bioethics Committee for Research of our University. Families who attended different clinical and educational centres were invited to voluntarily participate in the study. We obtained informed... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Cristina García-López (National University of Distance Education)
  2. Encarnacion Sarria (National University of Distance Education (UNED))
  3. Pilar Pozo (National University of Distance Education (UNED))
  4. Patricia Recio (National University of Distance Education (UNED))

Topic Area

Topics: Research


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