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Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders 12/2023

28-09-2022 | Original Paper

Using the COM-B Model and Theoretical Domains Framework to Understand Workplace Disclosure Experiences, Influencers, and Needs Among Autistic Young Adults

Auteurs: Vanessa Tomas, Shauna Kingsnorth, Bonnie Kirsh, Evdokia Anagnostou, Sally Lindsay

Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders | Uitgave 12/2023

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Abstract

For autistic young adults, deciding whether to disclose their autism at work is complex. Minimal research explores what they need to support disclosure and what influences decisions. To understand disclosure needs and influencers, we explored (i) disclosure decision-making experiences and (ii) perceptions of the disclosure process among autistic young adults. We conducted focus groups using the Capability, Opportunity, Motivation, Behaviour Model and Theoretical Domains Framework (TDF). We analyzed data from 23 participants and mapped onto the TDF to develop five themes: (1) workplace environment, (2) perceptions of disclosure outcomes, (3) personal factors and identity, (4) disclosure-related ambitions and determination, and (5) know-hows of disclosure. Future work should prioritize developing disclosure decision-making supports and investigate employer roles in fostering inclusive workplaces.
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1
We use identity-first and neutral language (“person on the autism spectrum”) as per recommendations by the Canadian Autism Spectrum Disorder Alliance and the Autistic Self Advocacy Network USA.
 
2
We acknowledge the varying terminology in qualitative research. For some, two-to-three participants may be referred to as group interviews; however, for consistency, we refer to all groups as focus groups.
 
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Metagegevens
Titel
Using the COM-B Model and Theoretical Domains Framework to Understand Workplace Disclosure Experiences, Influencers, and Needs Among Autistic Young Adults
Auteurs
Vanessa Tomas
Shauna Kingsnorth
Bonnie Kirsh
Evdokia Anagnostou
Sally Lindsay
Publicatiedatum
28-09-2022
Uitgeverij
Springer US
Gepubliceerd in
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders / Uitgave 12/2023
Print ISSN: 0162-3257
Elektronisch ISSN: 1573-3432
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10803-022-05766-x

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