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ERIC Number: EJ1160208
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Dec
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0162-3257
No Offense Intended: Fear of Negative Evaluation in Adolescents and Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Capriola, Nicole N.; Maddox, Brenna B.; White, Susan W.
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v47 n12 p3803-3813 Dec 2017
Social anxiety disorder (SAD) is a common comorbidity for individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The present study examined the cardinal cognitive component of SAD, fear of negative evaluation (FNE), in adolescents and adults with ASD (n = 44; 59 % with social anxiety) and those without ASD (n = 69; 49 % with social anxiety). Group (ASD or non-ASD) significantly moderated the relationship between social disability, as well as social motivation impairment, and FNE, such that there was a stronger positive relationship for the adolescents and adults without ASD. Few differences emerged between those with and without ASD, with respect to specific indicators of FNE. Clinical implications are discussed, including the importance of assessing FNE among individuals with ASD.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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