ERIC Number: EJ804824
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Aug
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Properties of Supportive Relationships from the Perspective of Academically Successful Individuals with Autism
Robledo, Jodi A.; Donnellan, Anne M.
Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, v46 n4 p299-310 Aug 2008
This qualitative study explored supportive relationships from the perspective of 5 academically successful individuals with autism. To ensure that data were rich and based on personal experience, participants with autism identified between 2 and 4 people with whom they had a successful supportive relationship. The participants in this study identified and described properties within these relationships. Analysis of in-depth interviews and documents using the constant comparative method revealed 6 properties of the successful supportive relationships: trust, intimacy, the presumption of competence, understanding, shared vision of independence, and good communication. Implications for research and practice are discussed.
Descriptors: Grounded Theory, Autism, Intimacy, Interpersonal Relationship, Success, Academic Achievement, Social Support Groups, Interviews, Trust (Psychology), Competence, Interpersonal Communication
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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