Background: Bullying perpetration and victimization has been shown to cause both short-term and long-term negative effects on children’s psychological well-being. Along with the consideration of developmental factors, research has found that children with intellectual, physical, or psychological disabilities have been shown to be at an even greater risk for bullying compared to their non-disabled peers. Children with ASD may be especially more vulnerable to bullying for several reasons relating to the characteristics of their diagnosis. Objective: This study examined the prevalence of bullying in relation to higher social functioning children with ASD as perceived by parents via the Social Responsiveness Scale–Second Edition and a developed prevalence of bullying questionnaire. Parent responses to the SRS questionnaire regarding their child with ASD provided a quantitative score measuring their level of social impairment to determine their social level of functioning. In addition to the impact of this factor on the prevalence of bullying among children with ASD, the impact of other factors including age and gender were explored. Results: Overall, the results indicated that the variables of gender, age, and level of functioning did not significantly predict the prevalence rate of bullying among children with ASD.
|School:||Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville|
|School Location:||United States -- Illinois|
|Source:||MAI 81/7(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Clinical psychology, Disability studies, Social psychology|
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