M.A. in School Psychology
Educational Services and Leadership
College of Education
Committee Member 1
Autistic children; Obsessive-compulsive disorder
This study intended to look at the relationship of obsessive compulsiveness between parents of autistic children and parents of non-autistic children. A screening instrument in the form of a questionnaire was used to screen for traits and characteristics of obsessive compulsive disorder. A sample of 60 adults was used: 34 parents with children with autism and 26 parents of non-autistic children. The sample was further broken down into mothers and fathers of autistic and non-autistic children. Three hypotheses were tested using statistics such as Chi-Square measures. Results indicated that there was no relationship between parents of autistic children and non-autistic children in relation to obsessive compulsive traits and characteristics.
Kratz, Kristy, "A study investigating parental obsessive-compulsive disorder of children with autism" (2004). Theses and Dissertations. 1180.