The study was designed to verify which cognitive brain types and behaviors in classroom predicted the intention to volunteer to become a peer buddy for a student with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Five hundred and sixteen adolescents attending the first grade of public high schools were enrolled. Gender–related differences were discussed according to the empathizing-systemizing theory. As expected, empathy and prosocial behavior predicted volunteering in ASD intervention. We conclude that the selection of peers as intervention agents should require more informative sources. Clinical and research implications are discussed.

Laghi, F., Lonigro, A., Baumgartner, E., & Baiocco, R. (2018). What does the intention to be a volunteer for a student with autism predict? The role of cognitive brain types and emotion and behavior characteristics. PSICOLOGÍA EDUCATIVA, 24(1), 26-30 [10.5093/psed2018a7].

What does the intention to be a volunteer for a student with autism predict? The role of cognitive brain types and emotion and behavior characteristics

Lonigro A.;
2018

Abstract

The study was designed to verify which cognitive brain types and behaviors in classroom predicted the intention to volunteer to become a peer buddy for a student with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Five hundred and sixteen adolescents attending the first grade of public high schools were enrolled. Gender–related differences were discussed according to the empathizing-systemizing theory. As expected, empathy and prosocial behavior predicted volunteering in ASD intervention. We conclude that the selection of peers as intervention agents should require more informative sources. Clinical and research implications are discussed.
Laghi, F., Lonigro, A., Baumgartner, E., & Baiocco, R. (2018). What does the intention to be a volunteer for a student with autism predict? The role of cognitive brain types and emotion and behavior characteristics. PSICOLOGÍA EDUCATIVA, 24(1), 26-30 [10.5093/psed2018a7].
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