ROLE OF DISRUPTIVE BEHAVIORS IN SIBLING RELATIONSHIP, LIFE SATISFACTION AND PSYCHOLOGICAL WELLBEING OF SIBLINGS OF CHILDREN WITH AUTISM

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Amina Akhtar
Nayab Iftikhar
Ayesha Khalid
Ayesha Sarfraz
Maryam Rafiq Ghuncha

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Disruptive behavior, sibling relationship, psychological wellbeing and life satisfaction

Abstract

Autism is a neurological and developmental disorder that affects people's interactions, communication, learning, and behavior (Trevarthen & Delafield-Butt, 2013). This study looks at the relationship between disruptive behavior in sibling relationships, life satisfaction, and psychological well-being in siblings of autistic children. The study's sample size was one hundred (N=100) participants. The information was gathered from various centers and hospitals in Lahore. The Aberrant Behavior Checklist, Sibling Inventory of Behavior Scale, The Satisfaction with Life Scale, and Ryff's Psychological Wellbeing were used to assess variables such as Disruptive Behavior, Sibling Relationship, Life Satisfaction, and Psychological Wellbeing. Data was analyzed using descriptive statistics, Pearson Product Moment Correlation, Regression, and Moderation in SPSS-22. Results indicate that disruptive behavior has a significant strong negative correlation with quality of sibling relationship (r = -.29, p<.01), psychological wellbeing (r = -.27, p<.01) and life satisfaction (r = -.34, p<.001). Findings show that disruptive behavior moderated the relationship between quality of sibling relationship and psychological wellbeing.

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