ERIC Number: EJ1062602
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Jun
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Reference Count: 41
Impact of Choice on Social Outcomes of Adults with ASD
Mehling, Margaret H.; Tassé, Marc J.
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v45 n6 p1588-1602 Jun 2015
This study explores social outcomes for adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in comparison to adults with developmental disabilities other than ASD by investigating the relationships between the constructs Social Participation and Relationships, Social Determination, and Personal Control. Structural equation modeling (SEM) was used to test a model of the relationships among constructs of interest and structured means analysis was used to test for mean group differences on these constructs. Results indicated that individuals with ASD had lower levels of Social Determination and Friendships than individuals with other developmental disabilities. SEM analyses yielded significant relationships between constructs. Results provide insight with regards to novel statistical, theoretical, and practical approaches to the study of social outcomes for individuals with ASD.
Descriptors: Adults, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Comparative Analysis, Developmental Disabilities, Correlation, Social Development, Interpersonal Relationship, Social Influences, Self Determination, Structural Equation Models, Statistical Analysis, Friendship, Participation
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