The Feeling of Loneliness and its Relationship to Aggressive Behavior among Children with Asperger's Disorder in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Author(s): Sultan Mousa Al-Owidha and Nevien Mohamed Zahran*
The current study examined the association between loneliness and violent conduct in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Asperger's children, and normal children. 128 Asperger's and normal youngsters made up the research sample. A correlative descriptive approach was used to achieve research goals. The study indicated both male and female Asperger's youngsters feel more psychological loneliness than their counterparts of the typical gender. Male and female Asperger's children are more aggressive than their normal classmates, and male Asperger's and normal children are more aggressive than normal and Asperger's female children. Based on the research results, some recommendations were formulated, the most important of which is the need to activate in-service training for psychologists supervising children with Asperger's disorder and raise their parents' competence to deal with this group optimally. Early detection through trained psychologists present in primary and middle schools to identify children with special needs, with the need to treat them by professionals, is also essential.