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Using photographs to explore self-understanding in adolescent boys with an autism spectrum condition

King, Mary C., Williams, Emma and Gleeson, Kate (2017) Using photographs to explore self-understanding in adolescent boys with an autism spectrum condition Journal of Intellectual & Developmental Disability. pp. 1-12.

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Abstract

Background: Research evidence suggests that self-understanding is likely to be limited in individuals with autism.

Method: Photo-elicitation interview was used to explore self-understanding in five adolescent boys diagnosed with an autism spectrum condition.

Results: An interpretative phenomenological analysis yielded three superordinate themes: self in action, self extended in time and self in relation to others. These themes captured how participants understood themselves in terms of their actions and abilities, in the context of their past and future and in relation to others.

Implications: The findings suggested that self-understanding is informed by relationships with parents, self-other comparisons and by reflecting on past and future selves, as well as on activities engaged in. Photo-elicitation was effective in engaging participants with the research process.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences > School of Psychology
Authors :
NameEmailORCID
King, Mary C.UNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Williams, EmmaE.I.Williams@surrey.ac.ukUNSPECIFIED
Gleeson, KateUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date : 5 July 2017
Identification Number : 10.3109/13668250.2017.1326586
Copyright Disclaimer : © 2017 Australasian Society for Intellectual Disability, Inc.
Uncontrolled Keywords : Autism; Self-understanding; Interpretative phenomenological analysis; Photo-elicitation
Depositing User : Clive Harris
Date Deposited : 15 Sep 2017 12:46
Last Modified : 15 Sep 2017 12:46
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/842289

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