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13-05-2017 | Original Paper | Uitgave 8/2017 Open Access

Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders 8/2017

The Role of the Broader Autism Phenotype and Environmental Stressors in the Adjustment of Siblings of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders in Taiwan and the United Kingdom

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Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders > Uitgave 8/2017
Auteurs:
Hsiao-Wei Joy Tsai, Katie Cebula, Sue Fletcher-Watson
Belangrijke opmerkingen
This research formed part of Hsiao-Wei Joy Tsai’s doctoral dissertation in the Moray House School of Education, the University of Edinburgh, UK.

Abstract

The influence of the broader autism phenotype (BAP) on the adjustment of siblings of children with autism has previously been researched mainly in Western cultures. The present research evaluated a diathesis-stress model of sibling adjustment using a questionnaire study including 80 and 75 mother-typically developing sibling dyads in Taiwan and the United Kingdom (UK). UK siblings reported elevated adjustment difficulties compared to the Taiwanese sample and to normative data. Whilst higher BAP levels were generally associated with greater adjustment difficulties, differences were found across cultures and respondents. Although significant diathesis-stress interactions were found, these were in the opposite direction from those predicted by the model, and differed across cultural settings. Implications for culturally-sensitive sibling support are considered.

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