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Validation of autism spectrum quotient adult version in an Australian sample

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posted on 2024-06-17, 08:22 authored by Jaclyn BroadbentJaclyn Broadbent, I Galic, Mark StokesMark Stokes
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.

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Journal

Autism research and treatment

Volume

2013

Pagination

1-7

Location

New York, N. Y.

ISSN

2090-1925

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2090-1933

Language

eng

Publication classification

C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal, C Journal article

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2013, J. Broadbent et al.

Issue

Article ID 984205

Publisher

Hindawi Publishing Corporation

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