Relationships Between Emotion Regulation, Social Communication and Repetitive Behaviors in Autism Spectrum Disorder

Agustín E. Martínez-González, Matti Cervin, Jose Piqueras

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Abstract

The relationship between emotion regulation, social interaction and different types of restricted and repetitive behaviors is poorly understood. In the present study, structural equation modeling based on information about 239 individuals with autism was used to examine whether emotion regulation and social communication were associated with self-injury and stereotyped behaviors. Results showed that poor emotion regulation had a unique association with self-injury while difficulties with social communication was uniquely associated with stereotyped behaviors. Emotion regulation and social communication were strongly associated and self-injury and stereotyped behaviors moderately associated. This implies that these types of behaviors are often expressions of broader negative emotional states in autism. Treatments that help improve coping and social communication strategies may benefit individuals with autism.
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Autism and Developmental Disorders
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Publication statusPublished - 2021

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  • Psychiatry

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