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Autism spectrum disorder etiology: Lay beliefs and the role of cultural values and social axioms
Qi,Xin1; Zaroff,Charles M.2; Bernardo,Allan B.I.2
2016-08-01
Source PublicationAutism
ISSN14617005 13623613
Volume20Issue:6Pages:673-686
Abstract

Recent research examining the explanations given by the public (i.e. lay beliefs) for autism spectrum disorder often reveals a reasonably accurate understanding of the biogenetic basis of the disorder. However, lay beliefs often manifest aspects of culture, and much of this work has been conducted in western cultures. In this study, 215 undergraduate university students in Macau, a Special Administrative Region of China, completed self-report measures assessing two beliefs concerning autism spectrum disorder etiology: (1) a belief in parental factors and (2) a belief in genetic factors. Potential correlates of lay beliefs were sought in culture-specific values, and more universal social axioms. Participants were significantly more likely to endorse parenting, relative to genetic factors, as etiological. A perceived parental etiology was predicted by values of mind-body holism. Beliefs in a parental etiology were not predicted by values assessing collectivism, conformity to norms, a belief in a family's ability to obtain recognition through a child's achievement, or interpersonal harmony, nor by the social axioms measured (e.g. social cynicism, reward for application, social complexity, fate control, and religiosity). Beliefs in a genetic etiology were not predicted by either culture-specific values or social axioms. Implications of the current results are discussed.

KeywordAutism China Culture Genetics Lay Beliefs Parenting Social Axioms Values
DOI10.1177/1362361315602372
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Indexed BySSCI
Language英语
WOS Research AreaPsychology
WOS SubjectPsychology, Developmental
WOS IDWOS:000380092700004
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Document TypeJournal article
CollectionUniversity of Macau
Corresponding AuthorZaroff,Charles M.
Affiliation1.International School of Macao,,Macau,Macao
2.Department of Psychology,Faculty of Social Sciences,University of Macau,Humanities and Social Sciences Building,,Macau,Macao
Corresponding Author AffilicationFaculty of Social Sciences
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Qi,Xin,Zaroff,Charles M.,Bernardo,Allan B.I.. Autism spectrum disorder etiology: Lay beliefs and the role of cultural values and social axioms[J]. Autism,2016,20(6):673-686.
APA Qi,Xin,Zaroff,Charles M.,&Bernardo,Allan B.I..(2016).Autism spectrum disorder etiology: Lay beliefs and the role of cultural values and social axioms.Autism,20(6),673-686.
MLA Qi,Xin,et al."Autism spectrum disorder etiology: Lay beliefs and the role of cultural values and social axioms".Autism 20.6(2016):673-686.
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