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ERIC Number: EJ1066253
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2332-3205
Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Their Neuro-Typical Peers--Differences and Influences of Loneliness, Stress and Self-Efficacy on Life Satisfaction
Feldhaus, Carmen; Koglin, Ute; Devermann, Jens; Logemann, Hanna; Lorenz, Alfred
Universal Journal of Educational Research, v3 n6 p375-381 2015
The purpose of this study was to explore the interrelationships among the effects of loneliness, stress and self-efficacy on the life satisfaction of people with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and their neuro-typically developed peers. The participants (N = 104), all male, were between 15 and 27 years of age. Half of them were diagnosed having ASD the other half were neuro-typical. They completed several self-reported measurements. We found significant differences between the two groups in reported loneliness, life satisfaction and self-efficacy. The conclusions point towards the need for broader studies of self-efficacy and life satisfaction of people with ASD and a reconsidering of the universality of developmental tasks.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Germany
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: UCLA Loneliness Scale
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