TELEVISION PREFERENCES AND IDENTITY CONSTRUCTION IN CHILDREN WITH ASPERGER'S SYNDROME
- Huaiquian Billeke, Claudia - Vasquez, Belgica
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- Preferred television programs of children with Asperger's Syndrome (AS) were studied and analyzed to understand the influences in child identity construction. Fifteen semi-structured interviews were carried out with children aged 5 to 10 years with AS in Temuco, Chile. Data analysis was performed using ATLAS.ti 7.0 software, allowing category insurgence in open, axial and selective coding. Most AS children preferred television programs whose characters were heroes or villains, fictitious, not human and who expressed power over others. Their preferences were centered on games of domination, with little dialogue between characters, along with an important amount of fictional content. Children with AS also showed a tendency to postpone educational television programs. These results could be related to diagnosis characteristics. Predisposition to difficulties recognizing that television plots are not always accurate representations or models to achieve and maintain relationships in the real world, could intensify identity construction problems.