No Offense Intended: Fear of Negative Evaluation in Adolescents and Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

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TitleNo Offense Intended: Fear of Negative Evaluation in Adolescents and Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsCapriola, NN, Maddox, BB, White, SW
JournalJ Autism Dev Disord
Volume47
Issue12
Pagination3803-3813
Date Published2017 Dec
ISSN1573-3432
KeywordsAdolescent, Adult, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Case-Control Studies, Child, Comorbidity, Fear, Female, Humans, Male, Middle Aged, Phobia, Social, United States, Young Adult
Abstract

Social anxiety disorder (SAD) is a common comorbidity for individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The present study examined the cardinal cognitive component of SAD, fear of negative evaluation (FNE), in adolescents and adults with ASD (n = 44; 59 % with social anxiety) and those without ASD (n = 69; 49 % with social anxiety). Group (ASD or non-ASD) significantly moderated the relationship between social disability, as well as social motivation impairment, and FNE, such that there was a stronger positive relationship for the adolescents and adults without ASD. Few differences emerged between those with and without ASD, with respect to specific indicators of FNE. Clinical implications are discussed, including the importance of assessing FNE among individuals with ASD.

DOI10.1007/s10803-016-2827-0
Alternate JournalJ Autism Dev Disord
PubMed ID27324492
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