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Coder Characteristics and Observational Coding of Emotion Regulation in Students With Autism

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This paper reports the results of an exploratory study to better understand the factors that contribute to reliability in observational video coding of Emotion Regulation (ER) in students with Autism. Coders’ personal characteristics were assessed using a series of measures, and results were correlated with their coding reliability in this area. Results showed a correlation between measures of personal sensitivity and social awareness, and higher coding reliability. This preliminary analysis suggested that personal characteristics and experiences play a role in reliably measuring levels of ER in students with Autism. Implications for training observational coders in light of these results are discussed.