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ERIC Number: EJ1093188
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Apr
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0162-3257
The Experience of Social Participation in Everyday Contexts among Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders: An Experience Sampling Study
Chen, Yu-Wei; Bundy, Anita; Cordier, Reinie; Chien, Yi-Ling; Einfeld, Stewart
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v46 n4 p1403-1414 Apr 2016
This study explored the everyday life experiences of individuals with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Fourteen Australians and 16 Taiwanese (aged 16-45 years) with Asperger syndrome/high functioning autism recorded what they were doing, level of interest/involvement, emotional reactions and preference for being alone 7 times/day for 7 days. Multilevel analyses showed that "solitary/parallel leisure" and "social activities" were positively associated with interest and involvement. Engaging in these two activities and interacting with friends were positively associated with enjoyment. However, engaging in "social activities" and having less severe ASD symptoms were associated with in-the-moment anxiety. Severity of ASD and social anxiety moderated experience in social situations. The findings highlight the importance of considering the in-the-moment experience of people with ASD.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia; Taiwan
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