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Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders 9/2013

01-09-2013 | Brief Report

Brief Report: The Autism Spectrum Quotient has Convergent Validity with the Social Responsiveness Scale in a High-Functioning Sample

Auteurs: Kimberly Armstrong, Grace Iarocci

Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders | Uitgave 9/2013

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Abstract

The Autism Spectrum Quotient (AQ) is widely used to measure autism spectrum disorder (ASD) symptoms and screen for ASD. It is readily available free of charge online and is easily accessible to practitioners, researchers and individuals who suspect that they may have an ASD. Thus, the AQ is a potentially useful, widely accessible tool for ASD screening. The objective of this study was to examine the convergent validity of the AQ using a well-established, published screening measure of autism: the Social Responsiveness Scale (SRS). Twenty-three high-functioning participants (aged 8–19) with ASD were administered both measures. Results indicated a significant correlation between the SRS and AQ ratings, providing evidence for convergent validity of the AQ with the SRS.
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Metagegevens
Titel
Brief Report: The Autism Spectrum Quotient has Convergent Validity with the Social Responsiveness Scale in a High-Functioning Sample
Auteurs
Kimberly Armstrong
Grace Iarocci
Publicatiedatum
01-09-2013
Uitgeverij
Springer US
Gepubliceerd in
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders / Uitgave 9/2013
Print ISSN: 0162-3257
Elektronisch ISSN: 1573-3432
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10803-013-1769-z