Self-presentation of children with autism spectrum disorders

Begeer, Sander, Banerjee, Robin, Lunenburg, Patty, Meerum Terwogt, Mark, Stegge, Hedy and Rieffe, Carolien (2008) Self-presentation of children with autism spectrum disorders. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 38 (6). pp. 1187-1191. ISSN 0162-3257

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The self-presentational behaviour of 43 6- to 12-year-old children with high functioning autism spectrum disorders (HFASD) and normal intelligence and 43 matched comparisons was investigated. Children were prompted to describe themselves twice, first in a baseline condition and then in a condition where they were asked to convince others to select them for a desirable activity (self-promotion). Even after controlling for theory of mind skills, children with HFASD used fewer positive self-statements at baseline, and were less goal-directed during self-promotion than comparison children. Children with HFASD alter their self-presentation when seeking personal gain, but do this less strategically and convincingly than typically-developing children.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Psychology > Psychology
Depositing User: Robin Banerjee
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 15:45
Last Modified: 15 Mar 2012 11:27
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