Coping, daily hassles and behavior and emotional problems in adolescents with high-functioning autism/Asperger's Disorder

Angela Stewart Khor, Glenn Alexander Melvin, Sophie Caroline Reid, Kylie Megan Gray

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Abstract

Although daily hassles and coping are associated with behavior and emotional problems in non-clinical populations, few studies have investigated these relationships in individuals with high-functioning autism/Asperger s Disorder (HFASD). This study examined the relationships between daily hassles, coping and behavior and emotional problems in adolescents with HFASD. Thirty-one adolescents with HFASD completed questionnaires assessing their coping and behavior and emotional problems, and completed an Ecological Momentary Assessment run via a mobile phone application on their coping and daily hassles. Parents completed questionnaires of the adolescents daily hassles, coping, and behavior and emotional problems. The disengagement coping style was associated with significantly higher levels of behavior and emotional problems regardless of respondent or methodology, suggesting it may be a valuable target for intervention
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)593 - 608
Number of pages16
JournalJournal of Autism and Developmental Disorders
Volume44
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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