A new research study is exploring the experiences that people with autism have on social media and the impact this may have on self-esteem. Social media websites are designed to help people connect and communicate with one another, however, sometimes this may not be the case. Social media such as Facebook can often lead people to feel more social isolation and susceptible to cyber-bullying.
This questionnaire should take approximately 15 minutes to complete, with all responses remaining anonymous and confidential. Participants also have the opportunity to be entered into a lottery draw for a £20 Amazon voucher.
If you would like to take park in the study please follow this link:
Clark-Hughes writes “I am a Masters student at the University of Kent. I study an MSc in Analysis and Intervention for Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and I am currently conducting a research study into the Occurrences of Cyber-bullying in Asperger’s Syndrome. This study explores the experiences that people with autism have had with cyber-bullying and social media as well as the impact which this has had on their self esteem. This is an extremely important topic to research, considering that previous research has indicated that social media has become an increasingly popular alternative avenue for communication and social interaction for people with high-functioning autism. However, it has been suggested that a lack of fluency in social interaction leads people to be more at risk from online victimisation.
Charlotte is currently recruiting for a questionnaire-based study investigating the cyber-bullying experiences of people diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome. If you would like to take part in the study please follow this link:
The questionnaire is online and should take no more than 15 minutes to complete. Responses are anonymous and you will also receive the option to enter a lottery draw for a £20 Amazon voucher. If you wish to know more about the study, please contact Ms Clark-Hughes by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) and she will be happy to discuss the study with you.”