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Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders 6/2011

01-06-2011 | Original Paper

The Impact of Labels and Behaviors on the Stigmatization of Adults with Asperger’s Disorder

Auteurs: Robert C. Butler, Jennifer M. Gillis

Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders | Uitgave 6/2011

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Abstract

Currently, there is a paucity of literature on stigmatization of adults with Asperger’s Disorder (AD). Therefore, this study examined whether young adults hold stigmatizing views towards individuals with AD and if that stigmatization is elicited by behaviors or labels. College students (N = 195) read one of six vignettes. A modified Social Distance Scale (Link et al. 1987) was used to assess stigmatization. A 2 × 3 analysis of variance revealed that the social behaviors commonly observed in AD significantly impacted stigmatization scores, while the label, “Asperger’s Disorder,” did not. These findings have important implications for future research, educating the public, providing support services, and treatment recommendations for individuals with AD.
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Metagegevens
Titel
The Impact of Labels and Behaviors on the Stigmatization of Adults with Asperger’s Disorder
Auteurs
Robert C. Butler
Jennifer M. Gillis
Publicatiedatum
01-06-2011
Uitgeverij
Springer US
Gepubliceerd in
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders / Uitgave 6/2011
Print ISSN: 0162-3257
Elektronisch ISSN: 1573-3432
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10803-010-1093-9