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ERIC Number: EJ870105
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jan
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0162-3257
Bullying among Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders: Prevalence and Perception
van Roekel, Eeske; Scholte, Ron H. J.; Didden, Robert
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v40 n1 p63-73 Jan 2010
This study examined: (a) the prevalence of bullying and victimization among adolescents with ASD, (b) whether they correctly perceived bullying and victimization, and (c) whether Theory of Mind (ToM) and bullying involvement were related to this perception. Data were collected among 230 adolescents with ASD attending special education schools. We found prevalence rates of bullying and victimization between 6 and 46%, with teachers reporting significantly higher rates than peers. Furthermore, adolescents who scored high on teacher- and self-reported victimization were more likely to misinterpret non-bullying situations as bullying. The more often adolescents bullied, according to teachers and peers, and the less developed their ToM, the more they misinterpreted bullying situations as non-bullying. Implications for clinical practice are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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