Quality of life as a mediator between behavioral challenges and autistic traits for adults with intellectual disabilities

Domingo García-Villamisar, John Philip Dattilo, Johnny L. Matson

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Abstract

A multiple mediation model was proposed to integrate core concepts of challenging behaviors with autistic traits to increase understanding of their relationship to quality of life (QoL). It was hypothesized that QoL is a possible mediator between the severity of challenging behaviors and autistic traits in adults with intellectual disability. These constructs are of vital importance because they are essential variables for people with autism, and obviously they influence their psychosocial development. Participants were 70 adults with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and moderate intellectual disabilities (ID). Results indicated that several dimensions of QoL mediated the relationships between autistic traits and challenging behaviors. The dimensions of QoL, Satisfaction, Competence/Productivity, and Autonomy/Independence are mediators between autistic traits and challenging behaviors. Implications of these data are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)624-629
Number of pages6
JournalResearch in Autism Spectrum Disorders
Volume7
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 25 2013

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Intellectual Disability
Quality of Life
Autistic Disorder
Mental Competency

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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Quality of life as a mediator between behavioral challenges and autistic traits for adults with intellectual disabilities. / García-Villamisar, Domingo; Dattilo, John Philip; Matson, Johnny L.

In: Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, Vol. 7, No. 5, 25.03.2013, p. 624-629.

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