Personal and social life of Israeli aging mothers to adult children with intellectual disabilities: differences related to family status and living arrangement

Arie Rimmerman, Ayelet Gur, Miriam Muraver, Oren Yurkevich

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Abstract

This study explores whether aging mothers living in two-parent families whose offspring with intellectual disabilities do better in respect to their undesired daily life events, level of social support and well-being scores than mothers of one-parent families and whether there is difference related to their living arrangement (living with their offspring at home or out-of-home)? Sample consists of 160 Israeli aging mothers of adult children with intellectual disabilities living at home or out-of-home. Core findings show that one-parent mothers do worse in respect to undesired life events than those living in two-parent ones. However, mothers of one-parent families whose adult children live at home report more engagement with family members than those of two-parent families whose children live out-of-home.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)81-85
Number of pages5
JournalInternational Journal of Developmental Disabilities
Volume64
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 15 Mar 2018

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© 2016, © The British Society of Developmental Disabilities 2016.

Keywords

  • adult children with intellectual disability
  • Aging mothers
  • instrumental activities of daily living
  • living arrangement
  • one-parent and two-parent families
  • social support
  • undesired life events
  • well-being

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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