ERIC Number: EJ1038442
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Apr
Abstractor: As Provided
Using Self- and Parent-Reports to Test the Association between Peer Victimization and Internalizing Symptoms in Verbally Fluent Adolescents with ASD
Adams, Ryan E.; Fredstrom, Bridget K.; Duncan, Amie W.; Holleb, Lauren J.; Bishop, Somer L.
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v44 n4 p861-872 Apr 2014
The current study tested the associations between peer victimization and internalizing symptoms in 54 verbally fluent adolescent males with a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder. Adolescent- and parent-reports of multiple types of peer victimization and internalizing symptoms were used. First, the validity and reliability of the adolescent-report measure of peer victimization were successfully tested, with some exceptions. Then, structural equation models showed that adolescent-reports of peer victimization were associated with a latent construct of internalizing symptoms even after controlling for parent-reports of peer victimization. Discussion focuses on the importance of considering adolescent-reports of negative peer experience, such as peer victimization, rather than relying exclusively on parent reports.
Descriptors: Victims, Peer Relationship, Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Adolescents, Parents, Attitude Measures, Structural Equation Models, Parent Attitudes, Childhood Attitudes, Correlation, Males, Self Disclosure (Individuals)
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