Relationship between Parental Acceptance and Social Interaction of Children with ASDAuthor(s): Firas Ahmad Saleem Al Taqatqa*
The purpose of this study is to determine whether or not there is a correlation between parental acceptance and the amount of social interaction autistic children have. It has been hypothesized that autistic children's levels of social interaction are proportional to the degree to which their parents accept them, and that this correlation is both positive and substantial. This study included 74 autistic parents and 37 autistic children ranging in age from 6 to 11. The autistic children's ages ranged from 6 to 11. In order to collect data for this study, the researchers observed autistic children interacting socially and utilized a scale to gauge the acceptance of autistic children by their parents. The reliability coefficient for the parental acceptance scale was determined using Cronbach's Alpha, which yielded a value of 0.97. In contrast, the reliability coefficient for the social interaction scale was determined using interobserver reliability, yielding a reliability percentage of 90.09 percent. The data were examined by using the Pearson Product-Moment correlation. According to the results of the study, the coefficient of correlation between the two variables is 0.525, which does not have any statistical significance. The graph below indicates that there is a statistically significant and positive correlation between the two variables.