Perceived Social Competence and Loneliness Among Young Children with ASD: Child, Parent and Teacher Reports

Author: Zeedyk, S.M.; Cohen, S.R.; Eisenhower, A.; Blacher, J.

Description: Perceived loneliness and social competence were assessed for 127 children with ASD without comorbid ID, 4-7 years old, through child self-report. Using an abbreviated version of the Loneliness and Social Dissatisfaction Questionnaire (LSDQ; Cassidy and Asher in Child Dev 63:250-365, 1992), the majority of children reported friendships, yet a considerable proportion also reported social difficulties. Factor analysis of the abbreviated LSDQ identified three factors, which were significantly associated with parent- and teacher-reported variables. Regression analyses revealed parent-reported social skills deficits and teacher-reported conflict in the student-teacher relationship to be associated with child-reported loneliness. Implications for practice are discussed.

Subject Headings: Autism Spectrum Disorder/diagnosis/psychology; Child; Faculty; Female; Humans; Loneliness/psychology; Male; Parents/psychology; Problem Behavior/psychology; Self Report; Social Skills; Child self-report; Loneliness; Multi-informant; Social competence; Student-teacher relationships

Keywords: Perceived Social Competence and Loneliness Among Young Children with ASD: Child, Parent and Teacher Reports

Publication year: 2016

Journal or book title: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders

Volume: 46

Issue: 2

Pages: 436-449

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Type: Journal Article

Serial number: 2827