ERIC Number: EJ1179106
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Jun
Abstractor: As Provided
Profiles and Correlates of Parent-Child Agreement on Social Anxiety Symptoms in Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Burrows, Catherine A.; Usher, Lauren V.; Becker-Haimes, Emily M.; McMahon, Camilla M.; Mundy, Peter C.; Jensen-Doss, Amanda; Henderson, Heather A.
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v48 n6 p2023-2037 Jun 2018
This study characterized patterns and correlates of parent-youth agreement on social anxiety in youth with and without autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Participants (279 verbally-fluent youth aged 8-16 years, NASD = 144, NTD = 135) completed the SASC-R. Youth with ASD exhibited higher social anxiety across informants. While TD youth endorsed higher anxiety than did parents, self- and parent-reports did not differ in youth with ASD. For children with ASD, higher parent-youth agreement was associated with lower lifetime ASD symptoms and higher adaptive skills. For TD youth, agreement on high anxiety was associated with lowest adaptive skills. Demographic factors (age, verbal IQ, gender) did not relate to agreement for either group. In ASD, parent-child agreement on youth anxiety, either high or low, was associated with better outcomes.
Descriptors: Correlation, Parent Child Relationship, Anxiety, Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Autism, Children, Adolescents
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (DHHS)
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Grant or Contract Numbers: R01MH71273