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ERIC Number: EJ1100107
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Jun
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 43
ISSN: ISSN-0162-3257
Brief Report: An Observational Measure of Empathy for Autism Spectrum--A Preliminary Study of the Development and Reliability of the Client Emotional Processing Scale
Robinson, Anna; Elliott, Robert
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v46 n6 p2240-2250 Jun 2016
People with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), can have difficulties in emotion processing, including recognising their own and others' emotions, leading to problems in emotion regulation and interpersonal relating. This study reports the development and piloting of the Client Emotional Processing Scale-Autism Spectrum (CEPS-AS), a new observer measure of four interrelated aspects of emotional processing: emotion recognition, self-reflection, cognitive empathy, and affective empathy. Results showed good interrater reliability (alpha: 0.69-0.91), while inter-dimension associations were high (r = 0.66-0.82). The measure was able to detect significant differences on the four dimensions across a short-term humanistic-experiential group therapy. The CEPS-AS shows promise as a potential addition to current self-report instruments measuring empathy or emotion processes in individuals with ASD.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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