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ERIC Number: EJ1148028
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Aug
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0162-3257
The Role of the Broader Autism Phenotype and Environmental Stressors in the Adjustment of Siblings of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders in Taiwan and the United Kingdom
Tsai, Hsiao-Wei Joy; Cebula, Katie; Fletcher-Watson, Sue
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v47 n8 p2363-2377 Aug 2017
The influence of the broader autism phenotype (BAP) on the adjustment of siblings of children with autism has previously been researched mainly in Western cultures. The present research evaluated a diathesis-stress model of sibling adjustment using a questionnaire study including 80 and 75 mother-typically developing sibling dyads in Taiwan and the United Kingdom (UK). UK siblings reported elevated adjustment difficulties compared to the Taiwanese sample and to normative data. Whilst higher BAP levels were generally associated with greater adjustment difficulties, differences were found across cultures and respondents. Although significant diathesis-stress interactions were found, these were in the opposite direction from those predicted by the model, and differed across cultural settings. Implications for culturally-sensitive sibling support are considered.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Taiwan; United Kingdom
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire
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