Journal article

Sources and impact of occupational demands for autistic employees

Susan M Hayward, Keith R McVilly, Mark A Stokes

Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders | Elsevier | Published : 2020

Abstract

Background: Occupational demands are well documented for the general population. Social relationships are one such demand, according to job demands-resources theory. When demands exceed an individual’s available resources, stress results; in turn impacting well-being. Little research has investigated the potential differences between social demands, the impact of demands and relationships that buffer these comparing autistic and non-autistic (i.e., neuro-typical; NT) individuals. Method: Using an online survey, the present exploratory study gathered 140 responses. Thematic analysis was applied. Results: Different facets of social relationships were described by autistic (n = 81) and NT indiv..

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