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ERIC Number: EJ1151812
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0829-5735
When Push Comes to Shove: How Are Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder Coping with Bullying?
Altomare, Alyssa A.; McCrimmon, Adam W.; Cappadocia, M. Catherine; Weiss, Jonathan A.; Beran, Tanya N.; Smith-Demers, Amanda D.
Canadian Journal of School Psychology, v32 n3-4 p209-227 Sep-Dec 2017
Students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are frequent targets of peer victimization (i.e., bullying). Although the frequency and potential impact of such experiences on students with ASD has been examined, the potential coping strategies implemented by such students are relatively unexplored. This qualitative study examined coping strategies for peer victimization as suggested by 38 students with ASD who do not have cognitive impairment. Participants viewed cartoons depicting characters that experienced various forms of bullying at school and responded to open-ended questions to explore their suggested coping strategies. Thematic analysis yielded three themes: approach coping, avoidance coping, and complexities of bullying. This study provides insight into the coping strategies implemented by students with ASD and possible avenues for school-based intervention.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule; Wechsler Intelligence Scales Short Forms
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