What Personal, Social, and Contextual Factors Promote Happiness among Children and Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder? A Review with Implications for Researchers and Practitioners
Journal of Happiness and Health,
Vol. 2 No. 1 (2022),
10 April 2022
Achieving happiness is essential to boost social emotional development among children and youth with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). However, there has been limited reviews on a wide range of intrinsic and extrinsic factors that facilitate well-being outcomes among individuals with ASD. This review article provides a summary on dispositional, social, and contextual factors that promote well-being among children and adolescents with autism. Personal factors that have been found to influence happiness among individuals with autism include personality, self-esteem, and emotion regulation. Social factors such as parents, peers or friends, and teachers also contribute to well-being among youth with ASD. Importantly, the role of contextual and broader ecological factors such as inclusive educational policies has been elaborated.
- Autism spectrum disorder
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