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Adults and children with Asperger syndrome: Exploring adult attachment style, marital satisfaction and satisfaction with parenthood

Lau, Winnie, Peterson Candida, C.,

Academic Literature

2011

This article sought to explore romantic attachment, marital satisfaction and parental satisfaction in Australian men and woman with Asperger's syndrome. Respondants were divided into four groups: 1) married adults with clinically-conformed AS and whose children had AS, 2) those whose spouse and children had AS, 3) those whose children had AS but spouse did not, and 4) those with no AS family members. Respondents who had AS were predominantly avoidant in romantic attachment. Furthermore, having a child with AS reduced parental (though not marital) satisfaction.

Publication information

Journal/Publication : Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders

Location : Australasia

Domain/s: Social relationships

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