Volume 23, Issue 3 (Fall 2017)                   IJPCP 2017, 23(3): 278-293 | Back to browse issues page

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Ebrahimi A, Ramezani Farani A, lotfi M, hakim shushtari M. Relationship Between Autistic Traits, Social Problem-Solving Deficiencies, and Depressive - Anxiety Symptoms: A Structural Equation Modeling Approach. IJPCP. 2017; 23 (3) :278-293
URL: http://ijpcp.iums.ac.ir/article-1-2550-en.html

PhD in Clinical Psychology, Assistant Professor Department of Clinical Psychology, School of Behavioral Sciences and Mental Health (Tehran Institute of Psychiatry), Iran University of Medical Sciences , Email:Ramezanifarani@gmail.com
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Objectives The current study investigated the structural relationship between autistic traits, the components of social problem-solving deficiencies and depressive-anxiety symptoms.
Methods The study was conducted in 2015-2016 consisting of 336 students (male and female) with their age ranging from 18 to 35 years old. They were selected by using the convenience sampling method, and were assessed on Autism Spectrum Quotient (AQ), social problem-solving (SPSI-SF), and depression and anxiety symptoms (BAI and BDI-II). For data analysis, Pearson conduct coefficient, structural equation modeling, and boot stooping methods were conducted.
ResultsThe results of the analysis revealed that the deficit in social problem-solving component has an intermediary role in assessing the relationship between the severity of autistic traits, and depression-anxiety symptoms. All other hypothetical fitness indices model were in the appropriate range of positive cross-correlation (0.45≥r≥0.25) between autistic traits, problem-solving deficiencies component, and depression- anxiety, All relations were found to be statistically significant (P<0.01).
Conclusion The findings from the current study provide further support to the structural relationship between the components of the problem-solving deficiencies, severity of depressive - anxiety symptoms, and autistic traits. The understanding of how they are related to depressive - anxiety symptoms will hopefully help in informing about the future attempts for adopting an effective problem-solving programs for individuals with autistic traits.
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Type of Study: Original Research | Subject: General
Received: 2016/08/13 | Accepted: 2017/02/12

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