Loneliness, friendship, and well-being in adults with autism spectrum disorders.

@article{Mazurek2014LonelinessFA,
  title={Loneliness, friendship, and well-being in adults with autism spectrum disorders.},
  author={Micah O. Mazurek},
  journal={Autism : the international journal of research and practice},
  year={2014},
  volume={18 3},
  pages={
          223-32
        }
}
This study examined the relations among loneliness, friendship, and emotional functioning in adults (N = 108) with autism spectrum disorders. Participants completed self-report measures of symptoms of autism spectrum disorders, loneliness, number and nature of friendships, depression, anxiety, life satisfaction, and self-esteem. The results indicated that loneliness was associated with increased depression and anxiety and decreased life satisfaction and self-esteem, even after controlling for… CONTINUE READING

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