ERIC Number: EJ1146847
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Abstractor: As Provided
How Is Challenging Behaviour Associated with Depression in Boys with an Autism Spectrum Disorder?
Bitsika, Vicki; Sharpley, Christopher F.
International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, v64 n4 p391-403 2017
The association between aberrant behaviour and depression was examined in a sample of 150 young males with Autism Spectrum Disorder via parent ratings on the Aberrant Behavior Checklist (ABC) and the Major Depressive Disorder subscale of the Child and Adolescent Symptom Inventory (CASI-4-D). Although several subscales of the ABC were significantly correlated with CASI-4-D scores, only the Irritability subscale was a significant predictor of CASI-4-D, but with different patterns of association across younger (6-12 years) and older (13-18 years) participants. When examined at an individual ABC item level, adolescents' depression was primarily predicted the presence of temper tantrums that were associated with the introduction of variability or frustration at not getting his or her own way.
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Depression (Psychology), Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Males, Parent Attitudes, Check Lists, Correlation, Anxiety, Foreign Countries, Children, Adolescents, Age Differences, Scores, Statistical Analysis, Regression (Statistics), Multivariate Analysis
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: Australia
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Aberrant Behavior Checklist