Factors related with behavioral displays of sexuality of adolescents and adults with autism spectrum disorders

Дубовик, Марія Олександрівна (2015) Factors related with behavioral displays of sexuality of adolescents and adults with autism spectrum disorders Проблеми сучасної психології: Збірник наукових праць Кам'янець-Подільського національного університету імені Івана Огієнка, Інституту психології імені Г.С. Костюка НАПН України (30). pp. 173-186. ISSN 2227-6246

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Abstract

The article is devoted to the problem of sexuality of individuals with autism spectrum disorders. It gives a review of the factors related with behavioral displays of sexuality of adolescents and adults with autism. The theoretical analysis of causes that may provoke inappropriate sexual behavior of individuals with ASD is given. The author stresses on the role of the essential characteristics of autism in development of such problems as lack and inadequacy of knowledge in sexual sphere, as well as difficulties in differentiating acceptable and unacceptable behavior. The hypothesis about correlations between the intelligence level, severity of the core symptoms of autism, the level of social functioning, different parenting styles, and behavioral displays of sexuality of individuals with ASD is checked in current research. The factor of diagnosis showed a great impact: individuals with ASD and their peers without developmental disorders were found to be significantly different at the severity of problem sexual behavior. The current study reveals that higher levels of social functioning and sexual education of adolescents and adults with ASD are related to more adequate sexual behavior. The intelligence level and severity of the core symptoms of autism didn’t show significant correlations with displays of sexual behavior of individuals with autism spectrum disorders. The relation between different parenting styles in families with individuals with ASD and the severity of problem sexual behavior was also illustrated in the research. In conclusion, the author notes the importance of factors of diagnosis, level of socialization and parenting strategies for the functioning of sexual sphere of adolescents and adults with ASD.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: autism spectrum disorders; sexuality; sexual behavior; social functioning; parenting styles; the core symptoms of autism; sexual education; intelligence level
Subjects: Статті у наукометричних базах > Index Copernicus
Articles in journals > Фахові (входять до переліку фахових, затверджений МОН)
Divisions: Institutes > Institute of human > Кафедра спеціальної психології, корекційної та інклюзивної освіти
Depositing User: Викладач Марія Олександрівна Максимчук
Date Deposited: 26 Apr 2019 06:05
Last Modified: 27 Sep 2019 08:17
URI: http://elibrary.kubg.edu.ua/id/eprint/27196

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