Henningsen, Mary L.
M.A. (Master of Arts)
Department of Communication
Autism spectrum disorders; Communication in organizations; Disclosure of information; Interpersonal relations
This study uses communication privacy management theory (i.e., CPM, Petronio, 2002) as a framework to understand the communication that occurs between parents who have a child with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) diagnosis and people outside of the parental dyad. The study focused on the foundations of privacy rules and boundary turbulence for parents of children who have an ASD diagnosis. Overall, the results indicated a great deal of support for the application of CPM in this context. Parents were able to articulate why and when they share information about their children's autism spectrum diagnoses. The results support the investigation of core and catalyst criteria governing private information sharing in this context. Their responses supported that privacy orientations affect disclosure.
Wilcher, L. Bryan, "Parental stress and boundary turbulence : an investigation of parents' disclosure of children with an autism spectrum disorder diagnosis" (2016). Graduate Research Theses & Dissertations. 4268.
v, 49 pages
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