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Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders 5/2018

04-12-2017 | Brief Report

Brief Report: Factor Analysis of the Brazilian Version of the Adult Autism Spectrum Quotient

Auteurs: Julia Horta Tabosa do Egito, Gabrielle Martins Ribeiro Ferreira, Manoela Izidoro Gonçalves, Ana Alexandra Caldas Osório

Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders | Uitgave 5/2018

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Abstract

This study examined the factor structure of the Brazilian version of the Autism-Spectrum Quotient. This is a self-report questionnaire for continuous and quantitative assessment of autistic spectrum traits in adults. Confirmatory factor analysis was performed on the five-factor model (social skill, attention switching, attention to detail, communication and imagination) proposed by the original authors, support not being found for this model in our sample. An exploratory factor analysis was then performed that resulted in an alternative three-factor model (social skills, details/patterns and imagination). Confirmatory factor analysis of the latter model revealed adequate psychometric indexes. The Brazilian version of the AQ was shown to be an adequate instrument for the evaluation of signs compatible with the autism spectrum in adults.
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Metagegevens
Titel
Brief Report: Factor Analysis of the Brazilian Version of the Adult Autism Spectrum Quotient
Auteurs
Julia Horta Tabosa do Egito
Gabrielle Martins Ribeiro Ferreira
Manoela Izidoro Gonçalves
Ana Alexandra Caldas Osório
Publicatiedatum
04-12-2017
Uitgeverij
Springer US
Gepubliceerd in
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders / Uitgave 5/2018
Print ISSN: 0162-3257
Elektronisch ISSN: 1573-3432
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10803-017-3424-6