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Exploring Emerging Adulthood in a High Functioning Autistic Population

Permanent Link: http://ncf.sobek.ufl.edu/NCFE004015/00001

Material Information

Title: Exploring Emerging Adulthood in a High Functioning Autistic Population
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Schulson, Jaimee
Publisher: New College of Florida
Place of Publication: Sarasota, Fla.
Creation Date: 2008
Publication Date: 2008

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords: Emerging Adulthood
Asperger Syndrome
Austism
Genre: bibliography   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
born-digital   ( sobekcm )
Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

Notes

Abstract: The purpose of this study was to examine the theory of emerging adulthood in the individuals with highfunctioning autism and Asperger syndrome (HFA/AS) including (1) the types of criteria HFA/AS young people deem necessary for becoming an adult, (2) the types of behaviors HFA/AS are engaging in, (3) identity-related issues, and (4) other aspects of HFA/AS life that might suggest that emerging adulthood may be different than for the typical emerging adult. Participants included both a HFA/AS sample, and a non-clinical college student sample. All participants completed a survey that included a series of measures used in past research on emerging adulthood. Results suggested that like typical emerging adults, individuals with HFA/AS also experience ambivalence towards their adult status, they share many of the same beliefs on important criteria for adulthood as their emerging adult peers, and they still struggle to resolve identity related issues. However, individuals with HFA/AS report different achieved criteria for adulthood, and engage in fewer risk behaviors. In conclusion, while individuals with HFA/AS have similar perceptions and beliefs about the transition to adulthood as their non-clinical peers, there are also clear differences in the behaviors and experiences of these two groups during this developmental period.
Statement of Responsibility: by Jaimee Schulson
Thesis: Thesis (B.A.) -- New College of Florida, 2008
Electronic Access: RESTRICTED TO NCF STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY, AND ON-CAMPUS USE
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references.
Source of Description: This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication. The New College of Florida, as creator of this bibliographic record, has waived all rights to it worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.
Local: Faculty Sponsor: Barton, Michelle

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Source Institution: New College of Florida
Holding Location: New College of Florida
Rights Management: Applicable rights reserved.
Classification: local - S.T. 2008 S38
System ID: NCFE004015:00001

Permanent Link: http://ncf.sobek.ufl.edu/NCFE004015/00001

Material Information

Title: Exploring Emerging Adulthood in a High Functioning Autistic Population
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Schulson, Jaimee
Publisher: New College of Florida
Place of Publication: Sarasota, Fla.
Creation Date: 2008
Publication Date: 2008

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords: Emerging Adulthood
Asperger Syndrome
Austism
Genre: bibliography   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
born-digital   ( sobekcm )
Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

Notes

Abstract: The purpose of this study was to examine the theory of emerging adulthood in the individuals with highfunctioning autism and Asperger syndrome (HFA/AS) including (1) the types of criteria HFA/AS young people deem necessary for becoming an adult, (2) the types of behaviors HFA/AS are engaging in, (3) identity-related issues, and (4) other aspects of HFA/AS life that might suggest that emerging adulthood may be different than for the typical emerging adult. Participants included both a HFA/AS sample, and a non-clinical college student sample. All participants completed a survey that included a series of measures used in past research on emerging adulthood. Results suggested that like typical emerging adults, individuals with HFA/AS also experience ambivalence towards their adult status, they share many of the same beliefs on important criteria for adulthood as their emerging adult peers, and they still struggle to resolve identity related issues. However, individuals with HFA/AS report different achieved criteria for adulthood, and engage in fewer risk behaviors. In conclusion, while individuals with HFA/AS have similar perceptions and beliefs about the transition to adulthood as their non-clinical peers, there are also clear differences in the behaviors and experiences of these two groups during this developmental period.
Statement of Responsibility: by Jaimee Schulson
Thesis: Thesis (B.A.) -- New College of Florida, 2008
Electronic Access: RESTRICTED TO NCF STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY, AND ON-CAMPUS USE
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references.
Source of Description: This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication. The New College of Florida, as creator of this bibliographic record, has waived all rights to it worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.
Local: Faculty Sponsor: Barton, Michelle

Record Information

Source Institution: New College of Florida
Holding Location: New College of Florida
Rights Management: Applicable rights reserved.
Classification: local - S.T. 2008 S38
System ID: NCFE004015:00001

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