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ERIC Number: EJ1115298
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Oct
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0162-3257
Brief Report: Character Strengths in Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder without Intellectual Impairment
Kirchner, Jennifer; Ruch, Willibald; Dziobek, Isabel
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v46 n10 p3330-3337 Oct 2016
In the current study, we assessed character strengths in individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD, n = 32) and neurotypical controls (n = 32) using the Values in Action Inventory (VIA-IS, Peterson and Seligman 2004) and explored associations with levels of satisfaction with life (SWL). The most frequently endorsed signature strengths (i.e., five top-ranked strengths within an individual's strength ranking) were "emotional" ("humour", "love") and "interpersonal strengths" ("kindness", "fairness") in the control group, the most frequently endorsed signature strengths in the ASD group were "intellectual strengths" ("open-mindedness", "creativity", "love of learning"). "Interpersonal" and "emotional strengths" had, however, the highest positive associations with SWL in the ASD group.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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