Negotiation strategies of adolescents with high-functioning autism spectrum disorder during social conflicts

Michal Hochhauser, P. L. Weiss, E. Gal

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

12 Scopus citations

Abstract

This study investigated the differences between negotiation strategies of adolescents with high functioning autism spectrum disorder (HFASD) and typically developing adolescents. Twenty-one adolescents with HFASD and 27 typically developing adolescents, matched on age, school year and gender distribution, completed negotiation strategy and conflict resolution questionnaires designed to measure the negotiation factors and the conflict resolution styles used during conflict situations. The participants with HFASD reported fewer negotiation skills as reflected by lower self-confidence, lower cooperation, less communication and fewer compromise skills. The decreased use of negotiation strategies by adolescents with HFASD may be related to their difficulty in attributing mental states to others, and may impact their ability to deal with social conflicts and create positive interactions and rewarding relationships.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7-14
Number of pages8
JournalResearch in Autism Spectrum Disorders
Volume10
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2015
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Adolescents with high-functioning autism spectrum disorder (HFASD)
  • Conflict
  • Negotiation strategies

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'Negotiation strategies of adolescents with high-functioning autism spectrum disorder during social conflicts'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this