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ERIC Number: EJ785927
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 7
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1088-3576
Validating the Stress Survey Schedule for Persons with Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities
Goodwin, Matthew S.; Groden, June; Velicer, Wayne F.; Diller, Amy
Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities, v22 n3 p183-189 Fall 2007
It has been suggested that individuals with autism are more vulnerable to, and less able to cope with, the effects of stressors than the general population. However, very little work has been done to develop tools such as surveys or questionnaires that assess reactions to stressors in individuals with developmental disabilities. In the present investigation, the "Stress Survey Schedule for Persons with Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities" (SSS; Groden et al., 2001) was completed for 180 individuals with autism, varying in gender, verbal ability, and age. The results demonstrate that the SSS is a valid tool for identifying which dimensions of stress are perceived to be the most and least stressful for subgroups of persons with autism.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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