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ERIC Number: EJ1179087
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Jun
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0162-3257
Associations between Emotion Regulation and Social Impairment in Children and Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Goldsmith, Samantha F.; Kelley, Elizabeth
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v48 n6 p2164-2173 Jun 2018
In typically-developing (TD) individuals, effective emotion regulation strategies have been associated with positive outcomes in various areas, including social functioning. Although impaired social functioning is a core criterion of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), the role of emotion regulation ability in ASD has been largely ignored. This study investigated the association between emotion regulation and ASD symptomatology, with a specific emphasis on social impairment. We used parent-report questionnaires to assess the regulatory strategies and symptom severity of 145 youth with ASD. Results showed that: (1) more effective emotion regulation, defined by greater use of reappraisal, predicted less severe ASD symptomatology, and (2) greater use of reappraisal predicted less severe social impairment. Suppression was not predictive of general symptomatology or social functioning.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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