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ERIC Number: EJ797492
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jul
Pages: 5
Abstractor: Author
ISSN: ISSN-0162-3257
Brief Report: Self-Presentation of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders
Begeer, Sander; Banerjee, Robin; Lunenburg, Patty; Terwogt, Mark Meerum; Stegge, Hedy; Rieffe, Carolien
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v38 n6 p1187-1191 Jul 2008
The self-presentational behaviour of 43 6- to 12-year-old children with high functioning autism spectrum disorders (HFASD) and normal intelligence and 43 matched comparisons was investigated. Children were prompted to describe themselves twice, first in a baseline condition and then in a condition where they were asked to convince others to select them for a desirable activity (self-promotion). Even after controlling for theory of mind skills, children with HFASD used fewer positive self-statements at baseline, and were less goal-directed during self-promotion than comparison children. Children with HFASD alter their self-presentation when seeking personal gain, but do this less strategically and convincingly than typically-developing children.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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