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Initial evidence that non-clinical autistic traits are associated with lower income

Overview of attention for article published in Molecular Autism, November 2017
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Title
Initial evidence that non-clinical autistic traits are associated with lower income
Published in
Molecular Autism, November 2017
DOI 10.1186/s13229-017-0179-z
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Authors

William J. Skylark, Simon Baron-Cohen

Abstract

Among non-clinical samples, autistic traits correlate with a range of educational and social outcomes. However, previous work has not investigated the relationship between autistic traits and income, a key determinant of socio-economic status and well-being. In five studies (total N = 2491), we recruited participants without a diagnosis of autism from the general US population via an online platform and administered the short-form Autism Spectrum Quotient (AQ) as well as asked a range of demographic questions. We found a negative association between AQ and household income, which remained robust after controlling for age, gender, education, employment status, ethnicity, and socially desirable responding. The effect was primarily driven by the participant's own income and was mainly due to the social subscale of the AQ. These results provide initial evidence that income is negatively related to autistic traits among the general population, with potential implications for a range of social, psychological, and health outcomes.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 54 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 9 17%
Student > Master 9 17%
Researcher 9 17%
Student > Bachelor 5 9%
Student > Postgraduate 4 7%
Other 5 9%
Unknown 13 24%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 20 37%
Medicine and Dentistry 8 15%
Social Sciences 4 7%
Nursing and Health Professions 2 4%
Computer Science 2 4%
Other 4 7%
Unknown 14 26%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 185. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 22 March 2019.
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#129,894
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Outputs from Molecular Autism
#19
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Outputs of similar age
#4,029
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Outputs of similar age from Molecular Autism
#3
of 59 outputs
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