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ERIC Number: EJ984979
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Dec
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0162-3257
Understanding Parent-Child Social Informant Discrepancy in Youth with High Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorders
Lerner, Matthew D.; Calhoun, Casey D.; Mikami, Amori Yee; De Los Reyes, Andres
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v42 n12 p2680-2692 Dec 2012
We investigated discrepancies between parent- and self-reported social functioning among youth with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Three distinct samples showed discrepancies indicating that parents viewed their children as performing one standard deviation below a standardization mean, while youth viewed themselves as comparably-skilled relative to peers. Discrepancies predicted lower parental self-efficacy, and lower youth-reported hostile attributions to peers, marginally-lower depression, and decreased post-treatment social anxiety. Discrepancies predicted outcomes better than parent- or youth-report alone. Informant discrepancies may provide valuable additional information regarding child psychopathology, parental perceptions of parenting stress, and youth treatment response. Findings support a model where abnormal self-perceptions in ASD stem from inflated imputation of subjective experiences to others, and provide direction for improving interventions for youth and parents. (Contains 5 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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