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The experiences of learning, friendships and bullying of boys with autism in mainstream and special school settings: a qualitative study

Cook, A, Ogden, JE and Winstone, N (2016) The experiences of learning, friendships and bullying of boys with autism in mainstream and special school settings: a qualitative study British Journal of Special Education, 43 (3). pp. 250-271.

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Abstract

This study aimed to explore experiences of learning, friendships and bullying of boys with autism attending specialist and mainstream schools, and those of their parents. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with 11 boys with autism, aged 11 – 17 years, and 9 of their mothers. Thematic analysis identified four key themes relating to experiences of friendships and bullying, risk factors, protective factors and outcomes. Overall, the findings indicated that five of the 11 participants had been subjected to bullying, particularly those in mainstream schools (four out of six). Further, if risk factors relating to autism or the school culture were not mediated by protective factors such as self-esteem or supportive friends, various negative outcomes were identified as more likely including mental health issues and effects on learning and relationships. Therefore, although not inevitable, mainstream settings may increase the likelihood of negative experiences as they have fewer resources to protect children against the risk of bullying.

Item Type: Article
Subjects : Psychology
Divisions : Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences > School of Psychology
Authors :
AuthorsEmailORCID
Cook, AUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Ogden, JEUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Winstone, NUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date : 23 September 2016
Identification Number : 10.1111/1467-8578.12143
Copyright Disclaimer : This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Cook, A., Ogden, J. and Winstone, N. (2016), The experiences of learning, friendship and bullying of boys with autism in mainstream and special settings: a qualitative study. British Journal of Special Education, 43: 250–271. doi:10.1111/1467-8578.12143, which has been published in final form at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/1467-8578.12143/full. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving."
Uncontrolled Keywords : Autism, bullying, learning, friendships, inclusion, special educational needs
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 22 Jul 2016 14:23
Last Modified : 01 Dec 2016 10:39
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/811334

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