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ERIC Number: EJ905885
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Dec
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 100
ISSN: ISSN-2154-1647
Emotional Intelligence in Asperger Syndrome: Implications of Dissonance between Intellect and Affect
Montgomery, Janine M.; McCrimmon, Adam W.; Schwean, Vicki L.; Saklofske, Donald H.
Education and Training in Autism and Developmental Disabilities, v45 n4 p566-582 Dec 2010
Although many individuals with AS keenly desire social relationships, they are often unsuccessful in developing and maintaining them. Emotional intelligence (EI) as both an ability and trait is a construct that offers potential to enhance understanding of emotional and social characteristics of individuals with AS. Twenty-five young adults (aged 16-21 years) diagnosed with AS participated in an exploratory study that investigated EI. Trends and differences between AS and normative groups were examined. Correlation and multiple regressions were employed to explore relationships amongst variables. Results indicated that trait EI was impaired for individuals with AS; however, ability EI was intact. Regression analyses revealed that trait and ability EI together predicted 57% of the variance for self-reported interpersonal skills and 31% of the variance for parent-reported social skills. Trait EI alone predicted 19% of the variance for self-reported social stress. Results are discussed in terms of terms of social skills interventions for individuals in this population and suggest future research directions. (Contains 8 tables.)
Division on Autism and Developmental Disabilities, Council for Exceptional Children. DDD, P.O. Box 3512, Fayetteville, AR 72702. Tel: 479-575-3326; Fax: 479-575-6676; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Behavior Assessment System for Children