Factors of sexual behavior in adolescents with autism spectrum disorder

Максимчук, Марія Олександрівна (2020) Factors of sexual behavior in adolescents with autism spectrum disorder EUREKA: Social and Humanities. pp. 55-57. ISSN 2613-5639

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Abstract

This study is devoted to the problem of sexual functioning among adolescents with autism spectrum disorder. The main goal of current research is to explore the factors related to behavioral displays of sexuality of adolescents with ASD. The theoretical analysis of causes that may provoke inappropriate sexual behavior of individuals with ASD is given. The hypothesis that such factors as intelligence level, social functioning level, sexual knowledge and parenting style can be related with sexual behavior of adolescents with ASD is tested in current study. The adolescents with ASD and their peers without developmental disorder were found to be significantly different at the displays of inappropriate sexual behavior, the factor of diagnosis showed a great impact. The current study also reveals that higher levels of social functioning and sexual education of individuals with ASD are related to more adequate sexual behavior. As for the intelligence level it did not show significant effect on the displays of sexual behavior among individuals with ASD. The relation between parenting styles, which are common in families with individuals with ASD, and sexual behavior displays was also discussed in the article. In conclusion, the author outlines the importance of adequate sexual education and healthy parenting styles for an appropriate sexual functioning of adolescents with ASD.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: autism spectrum disorder; sexual behavior; social functioning; parenting styles; sexual education; intelligence level
Subjects: Статті у наукометричних базах > Erih Plus
Статті у наукометричних базах > Index Copernicus
Divisions: Institutes > Institute of human > Кафедра спеціальної та інклюзивної освіти
Depositing User: к.психол.н Марія Олександрівна Максимчук
Date Deposited: 10 Jun 2020 13:46
Last Modified: 10 Jun 2020 13:46
URI: http://elibrary.kubg.edu.ua/id/eprint/31488

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