The Effect of Psychological Stress of Parents on the Sexual Behavior of Children with Autism.Author(s): Mohammad Nayef Ayasrah* and Mohamad Ahmad Saleem Khasawneh
The purpose of this research is to evaluate the influence that the psychological stress of parents has on the sexual behavior of children with autism who are receiving treatment at autism centers in Amman. Determine the level of sexual behavior shown by children with autism, as well as the level of psychological stress experienced by the parents of children diagnosed with autism. This research used a quantitative methodology, and 55 questionnaires satisfied the criteria for being valid for analysis. According to the findings, the amount of psychological stress experienced by parents and the degree of sexual activity shown by children with autism were, respectively, high and moderate. In addition, the findings demonstrated that the psychological strain experienced by parents had no influence on the sexual conduct of their children.