Validation of autism spectrum quotient ddult version in an Australian sample
Broadbent, Jaclyn, Galic, Iskra and Stokes, Mark 2013, Validation of autism spectrum quotient ddult version in an Australian sample, Autism research and treatment, vol. 2013, Article ID 984205, pp. 1-7, doi: 10.1155/2013/984205.
The Autism Spectrum Quotient is used to assess autistic spectrum traits in intellectually competent adults in both the general population and the autism spectrum community. While the autism spectrum Quotient has been validated in several different cultures, to date no study has assessed the psychometrics of the Autism Spectrum Quotient on an Australian population. The purpose of this study was to assess the psychometrics of the autism spectrum Quotient in an Australian sample of both typically developing individuals (n = 128) and individuals with autism spectrum disorder (n = 104). The results revealed that the internal consistency and the test-retest reliability were satisfactory; individuals with autism spectrum disorder scored higher on total Autism Spectrum Quotient score and its subscales than typically developing individuals; however, gender differences were not apparent on total score. Possible cultural differences may explain some of the psychometric variations found. The results of this analysis revealed that the Autism Spectrum Quotient was a reliable instrument for investigating variation in autistic symptomology in both typically developing and Autism Spectrum Disorders populations within an Australian population.
Field of Research
170102 Developmental Psychology and Ageing
Socio Economic Objective
970117 Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
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