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Relations Between Executive Functions, Social Impairment, and Friendship Quality on Adjustment Among High Functioning Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

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Journal of autism and developmental disorders 2017 Jun 18; ()

Authors

Lieb RW1; Bohnert AM2;

Author Information
  • 1NeuroDevelopmental Science Center, Akron Children's Hospital, 1 Perkins Square, Akron, OH, 44308, USA. rlieb@chmca.org.
  • 2Loyola University Chicago, 1032 W. Sheridan Road, Chicago, IL, 60626, USA.

Abstract

High functioning adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) often have adjustment difficulties, specifically loneliness and depression. To better understand contributing factors, the current study evaluated associations between several Executive Function (EF) domains, social impairment, and friendship quality on depressive symptoms and loneliness in this population. Participants included 127 high functioning ASD adolescents and a parent/caregiver. Results indicated significant levels of parent-reported EF impairment which were positively correlated with increased levels of loneliness and depressive symptoms. Social impairment was identified as a significant mediator between all studied EF domains and adjustment, while friendship quality only partially mediated the relation between emotional control and loneliness. These results have implications for treatments focusing both on social skills and adjustment in adolescents with ASD.



PMID

28624964

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Publication Type: Journal Article


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