Understanding camouflaging/ masking in autistic adults

Summary: 
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.

Researchers: 
• Dr. Iliana Magiati, Associate Professor in Clinical Psychology
• Dr. Diana Tan, Postdoctoral Research Fellow
• Ms. Sici Zhuang, Postgraduate Student, Ph.D./Masters in Clinical Psychology candidate
• Mrs. Leena William, Honours Student, Bachelor of Psychology (Hons)
• Ms. Mackenzie Bougoure, Honours Student, Bachelor of Psychology (Hons)

Who can participate: 
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

What’s involved: 
You will be asked to 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.

Compensation:
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.

Interested in participating:  
Please email addl@sfu.ca to participateTo register your interest, please go to http://tinyurl.com/uwacamouflagingstudy. If you have any difficulties with this link, please email the research team at uwacamouflagingstudy@gmail.com

Deadline:
August 31, 2021

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