What is this research study about?
This research study aims to better understand camouflaging/masking by autistic people. We want to better understand the psychological and social experiences that may affect whether and how much autistic adults camouflage/ mask. We also hope to explore and better understand the relationship between camouflaging/ masking, burnout, and well-being. This study was developed with input and guidance from an autistic consultant.
Why should I help?
The findings from this study will be used to enhance the understanding of individual differences in camouflaging and well-being in autistic adults, which can in the future help better understand and support other autistic adults, as well as lead to new directions in autism research.
Who can take part?
You are invited to take part in this study if you are
- 18 + years of age and
- Have a professional autism diagnosis or self-identify as autistic.
Who is conducting this study?
Researchers from The School of Psychological Science (SPS) at the University of Western Australia (UWA) are conducting this study. This study is funded by a UWA SPS start-up grant awarded to the lead investigator Dr. Iliana Magiati.
What will I be asked to do?
Complete an online self-report survey, which will ask you some information about yourself (e.g., age, ethnicity), your behaviours and preferences in socialising and thinking styles, your social and psychological experiences, and your emotional well-being. Upon completion of the study, you will receive a reimbursement of AUD20 via a bank transfer if you live in Australia; OR an Amazon gift card worth AUD20 OR a Wise bank transfer of AUD20 if you live outside of Australia.
When and where?
The survey can be accessed remotely on your own laptop or smartphone as long as you have a secure internet connection. It will take 45-60 minutes to complete in a single seating. The data you provide for the study are not linked with your email or details you provide for reimbursement, so the saved data are de-identified. This means you can withdraw from the study at any time while you are still completing the survey, but that you can’t withdraw from the study at a later stage once you have submitted the survey, as there is no way we will know which data is yours.
To find out more about the study and register to participate:
Copy and paste this link http://uwa.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8e7iO7bM4swBUnY in your browser to access a brief screening survey and register your interest. If you have any difficulties with this link, please email the research team at email@example.com.
Please feel free to forward this information to others who might also be interested in participating.