ERIC Number: EJ1096496
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-May
Abstractor: As Provided
Brief Report: Further Examination of Self-Injurious Behaviors in Children and Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders
Dempsey, Jack; Dempsey, Allison G.; Guffey, Danielle; Minard, Charles G.; Goin-Kochel, Robin P.
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v46 n5 p1872-1879 May 2016
Self-injurious behaviors (SIB) are problematic for many children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Existing models to explain factors contributing to SIB fail to account for a large proportion of variance in SIB. This study attempted to explain a greater proportion of variance in SIB by addressing methodological/theoretical limitations in previous research using a sample of 2341 youth with ASD. The model comprised of predictors identified by the prior study continued to explain only a small proportion of variance in the SIB score (R[superscript 2] = 0.13). Revisions to the model failed to substantially improve model fit. Results suggest that psychological, cognitive, and behavioral factors alone do not adequately explain common measures of SIB and highlight the need for further research.
Descriptors: Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Injuries, Self Destructive Behavior, Adolescent Attitudes, Models, Research Methodology, Predictor Variables, Goodness of Fit, Replication (Evaluation), Measures (Individuals), Item Analysis, Behavioral Science Research
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