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ERIC Number: EJ942493
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jun
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2154-1647
Avoidant Attachment Style Indicates Job Adaptation of People with High Functional Autistic Spectrum Disorders
Yokotani, Kenji
Education and Training in Autism and Developmental Disabilities, v46 n2 p291-296 Jun 2011
The aim of the present study was to investigate whether or not the avoidant attachment style indicates job adaptation of people with High Functional Autistic Spectrum Disorders (HFASD). HFASD are groups of developmental disorders characterized by impairment of social interaction and normal level of intelligence. Twenty-two people with HFASD answered questionnaires, including the Autism Spectrum Quotient, Perceived Emotional Support Network Scales in a family, Avoidant scale of the Internal Working Model Scales, and queries about their employment years. Results revealed that people with HFASD who had obtained better job adaptation had a more avoidant style, regardless of their perceived support and autistic tendencies. The avoidant style might be the optimal coping style for people with HFASD who obtained competitive employment. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: Japan