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Survey of siblings: Perceptions of individuals with siblings with and without autism spectrum disorder
Journal of Psychology and the Behavioral Sciences (2015)
  • Kimberlee Waite, Utah Valley University
  • Teresa Cardon, Utah Valley University
  • Russell T Warne, Utah Valley University
Abstract
This research was aimed at discovering if participants had different relationship satisfaction based on the diagnosis of their sibling. A survey was used to gather perceptions about sibling satisfaction of individuals who have a sibling with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and a typically developing sibling (TDS). The results showed differences in relationship satisfaction between the sibling pairs in areas such as communication and social interaction. These results can be used to inform future researchers about the negative and positive effects of having a sibling with ASD. The implications are to inform families of individuals with ASD to be better prepared to prevent the negative effects between sibling pairs.
Keywords
  • autism,
  • survey research,
  • sibling relationships
Publication Date
January, 2015
Citation Information
Kimberlee Waite, Teresa Cardon and Russell T Warne. "Survey of siblings: Perceptions of individuals with siblings with and without autism spectrum disorder" Journal of Psychology and the Behavioral Sciences Vol. 24 Iss. 1 (2015)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/rwarne/26/