The Anxiety Level of the Children with Autism and Its Relationship with Several Variables in Qatar


  •  Abdulnaser A. Fakhrou    
  •  Sara A. Ghareeb    

Abstract

The present study aimed to explore the anxiety level of the children with autism in Qatar. It aimed to explore whether there is any statistically significant difference between the anxiety levels of the autistic children which can be attributed to (gender, school stage, school type or family type). The researchers adopted a descriptive analytical approach. The sample consists from 250 female and male children with autism. Those children were selected from public and private schools in Qatar. The scale of the present study was developed based on the anxiety scale for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASC-ASD). The latter scale was developed by Rodgers et al. (2016). It consists from 24 items. It collects demographic data about (gender, school stage, school type and family type). The researchers concluded that the anxiety level of the children with autism in Qatar is low. They concluded that there isn’t any statistically significant difference between the anxiety levels of the children with autism which can be attributed to (gender or school stage). They concluded that there are statistically significant differences between the anxiety levels of the children with autism which can be attributed to (the school type or family type). The latter differences are for the favor of the children in private schools. They are for the favor of the children who live in families in which one parent or both parents passed away. The researchers recommend integrating the children with autism into society through engaging those children in extra-curricular activities.



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  • ISSN(Print): 1927-5250
  • ISSN(Online): 1927-5269
  • Started: 2012
  • Frequency: bimonthly

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