Profiles and Correlates of Parent–Child Agreement on Social Anxiety Symptoms in Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Catherine A. Burrows, Lauren V. Usher, Emily M. Becker-Haimes, Camilla M. McMahon, Peter Clive Mundy, Amanda Jensen-Doss, Heather A. Henderson

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This study characterized patterns and correlates of parent–youth agreement on social anxiety in youth with and without autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Participants (279 verbally-fluent youth aged 8–16 years, NASD = 144, NTD = 135) completed the SASC-R. Youth with ASD exhibited higher social anxiety across informants. While TD youth endorsed higher anxiety than did parents, self- and parent-reports did not differ in youth with ASD. For children with ASD, higher parent–youth agreement was associated with lower lifetime ASD symptoms and higher adaptive skills. For TD youth, agreement on high anxiety was associated with lowest adaptive skills. Demographic factors (age, verbal IQ, gender) did not relate to agreement for either group. In ASD, parent–child agreement on youth anxiety, either high or low, was associated with better outcomes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2023-2037
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of Autism and Developmental Disorders
Volume48
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2018

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Anxiety
Autism Spectrum Disorder
Self Report
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Keywords

  • Autism spectrum disorder
  • Informant discrepancies
  • Measurement
  • Social anxiety

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  • Developmental and Educational Psychology

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Profiles and Correlates of Parent–Child Agreement on Social Anxiety Symptoms in Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder. / Burrows, Catherine A.; Usher, Lauren V.; Becker-Haimes, Emily M.; McMahon, Camilla M.; Mundy, Peter Clive; Jensen-Doss, Amanda; Henderson, Heather A.

In: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, Vol. 48, No. 6, 01.06.2018, p. 2023-2037.

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Burrows, Catherine A. ; Usher, Lauren V. ; Becker-Haimes, Emily M. ; McMahon, Camilla M. ; Mundy, Peter Clive ; Jensen-Doss, Amanda ; Henderson, Heather A. / Profiles and Correlates of Parent–Child Agreement on Social Anxiety Symptoms in Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder. In: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. 2018 ; Vol. 48, No. 6. pp. 2023-2037.
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