01-02-2016 | Original Paper
Perceived Social Competence and Loneliness Among Young Children with ASD: Child, Parent and Teacher Reports
Sasha M. Zeedyk, Shana R. Cohen, Abbey Eisenhower, Jan Blacher
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders
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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.