Camouflaging as a response to autism-related stigma in BAME groups: A Social Identity Theory approach

Research Study

The purpose of the study is to explore how belonging to multiple minority groups (such as being Autistic and from a Black and / or Asian ethnic group) can impact on behaviours, like camouflaging (or ‘masking’), and in turn, mental wellbeing.
The reason for exploring this is that previous research has shown that there is likely an impact of ‘double discrimination’ on these behaviours, i.e. belonging to more than one minority group increases the chances of experiencing more stigma.

The criteria for participating in the study is that one must be at least 18 years of age and have a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder, Asperger’s Syndrome or Pervasive Developmental Disorder.
This diagnosis may be from a professional or self-diagnosed.

The study is an online questionnaire and takes around 15 minutes to complete.



Published on: July 22, 2022 at 12:47

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