Emotion Regulation, Personality and Social Adjustment in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders
Scales of Intellectual Efficiency-Revised edition (EDEI-R). The teachers have completed the CARS-T, the Bipolar
Rating Scales based on the Five Factor Model (EBMCF) and the French version of Emotion
Regulation Checklist (ERC-vf) and a Social Adjustment scale (including items related
to Theory of Mind, EASE-ToM, and related to social rules, EASE-Social-Skills). Positive
and significant correlations are obtained between emotion regulation scores and
verbal developmental age, personality factors of openness, agreeableness, and extraversion.
The emotion dysregulation score is negatively and significantly linked with the
factor of emotional stability, but positively and significantly linked with extraversion.
Moreover, emotion regulation scores are positively and significantly linked with
scores in social adjustment. Linear regression by stepwise shows that both extraversion
and agreeableness explain 66.5% of the variance of the emotion regulation score;
and extraversion, agreeableness
and emotional stability explain 68.3% of the variance of the emotion dysregulation
score. The openness explains 55.9% of the variance of the EASE-ToM score. Both agreeableness and extraversion explain 61.6%
of the variance of the EASE-Social Skills score.