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ERIC Number: EJ958926
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Apr
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 54
ISSN: ISSN-0143-0343
Perception of Social Relationships with Classmates and Social Support in Adolescents with Asperger Syndrome Attending Mainstream Schools in Poland
Pisula, Ewa; Lukowska, Ewa
School Psychology International, v33 n2 p185-206 Apr 2012
One of the factors affecting successful inclusion of adolescents with Asperger syndrome (AS) in mainstream schools is positive relationships with classmates. The present study investigates how adolescents with AS: (1) perceive their classmates' attitude towards them; (2) what attitude towards classmates they declare; and (3) how they assess the effectiveness of social support received from parents, teachers, and classmates. The relationship between social support received by adolescents with AS and their perception of their relationships with classmates was also analysed. There were 50 participants in the study: Two groups with equal numbers of participants, one with adolescents with AS and the other with typically developing adolescents (age 12- to 17-years-old). All participants attended mainstream schools. A set of questionnaires measuring perception of social relationships in class and perceived social support was used. Adolescents with AS gave poorer assessments of their classmates' attitude towards them and their attitude to their classmates. They also claimed to receive less support from classmates. Moreover, that type of support was significantly correlated with their evaluation of their peers attitude towards them and declared behaviour towards their peers. (Contains 6 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Poland