Sexualidad y afectividad en personas con trastorno del espectro autistaperspectivas de familiares y profesionales

  1. Luisa Andrea Manzone 1
  2. José Luis Cuesta Gómez 2
  3. Ignacio Muñoz Delaunoy 3
  4. Rosa María Santamaría Conde 2
  1. 1 Fundación TEA/CAITI
  2. 2 Universidad de Burgos

    Universidad de Burgos

    Burgos, España


  3. 3 Universidad Andrés Bello

    Universidad Andrés Bello

    Santiago de Chile, Chile


Revista de ciencias sociales

ISSN: 1315-9518

Year of publication: 2022

Volume: 28

Issue: 3

Pages: 376-389

Type: Article

DOI: 10.31876/RCS.V28I3.38481 DIALNET GOOGLE SCHOLAR lock_openDialnet editor

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  • SJR Journal Impact: 0.312
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  • Social Sciences: B
  • Human Sciences: C

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The collaboration between parents and professionals is the ideal context to provide sexual education to people with Autism Spectrum Disorder, however, it is important that both have the knowledge and attitudes to adequately deal with these issues. The objective of this study is to know the attitudes that Spanish-speaking family members and professionals have towards the sexuality and affectivity of people with autism spectrum disorder; through a comparative quantitative study, applying a sociodemographic questionnaire and a questionnaire on attitudes towards sexuality in people with autism spectrum disorder, to a sample of 158 relatives and professionals, as well as 158 patients with autism spectrum disorder. The results reveal that the relatives presented less conservative attitudes towards sexuality than the professionals, although no significant differences between these attitudes were recognized. It is concluded that it is important to improve the sexual education of people with autism spectrum disorder, from the improvement of attitudes towards their professional and family approach

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