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ERIC Number: EJ1141501
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Jun
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0162-3257
Psychosexual Functioning of Cognitively-Able Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder Compared to Typically Developing Peers: The Development and Testing of the Teen Transition Inventory--A Self- and Parent Report Questionnaire on Psychosexual Functioning
Dekker, Linda P.; van der Vegt, Esther J. M.; van der Ende, Jan; Tick, Nouchka; Louwerse, Anneke; Maras, Athanasios; Verhulst, Frank C.; Greaves-Lord, Kirstin
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v47 n6 p1716-1738 Jun 2017
To gain further insight into psychosexual functioning, including behaviors, intrapersonal and interpersonal aspects, in adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), comprehensive, multi-informant measures are needed. This study describes (1) the development of a new measure of psychosexual functioning in both parent- and self-reports (Teen Transition Inventory; TTI) covering all three domains of psychosexual functioning (i.e. psychosexual socialization, psychosexual selfhood, and sexual/intimate behavior). And (2) the initial testing of this instrument, comparing adolescents with ASD (n = 79 parent-report; n = 58 self-report) to Typically Developing (TD) adolescents (n = 131 parent-report; n = 91 self-report) while taking into account gender as a covariate. Results from both informants indicate more difficulties regarding psychosexual socialization and psychosexual selfhood in the ASD group. With regard to sexual/intimate behavior, only parents reported significantly more problems in adolescents with ASD.
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Netherlands
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