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06-11-2021 | Original Paper

Exploring Cultural Differences in Autistic Traits: A Factor Analytic Study of Children with Autism in China and the Netherlands

Auteurs: Fangyuan Liu, Anke M. Scheeren, Rachel Grove, Rosa A. Hoekstra, Ke Wang, Dehua Guo, Chongying Wang, Sander Begeer

Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders | Uitgave 11/2022

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Abstract

Autism spectrum disorders are diagnosed globally, but recognition, interpretation and reporting may vary across cultures. To compare autism across cultures it is important to investigate whether the tools used are conceptually equivalent across cultures. This study evaluated the factor structure of the parent-reported Autism Spectrum Quotient Short Form in autistic children from China (n = 327; 3 to 17 years) and the Netherlands (n = 694; 6 to 16 years). Confirmatory factor analysis did not support the two-factor hierarchical model previously identified. Exploratory factor analysis indicated culturally variant factor structures between China and the Netherlands, which may hamper cross-cultural comparisons. Several items loaded onto different factors in the two samples, indicating substantial variation in parent-reported autistic traits between China and the Netherlands.
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Metagegevens
Titel
Exploring Cultural Differences in Autistic Traits: A Factor Analytic Study of Children with Autism in China and the Netherlands
Auteurs
Fangyuan Liu
Anke M. Scheeren
Rachel Grove
Rosa A. Hoekstra
Ke Wang
Dehua Guo
Chongying Wang
Sander Begeer
Publicatiedatum
06-11-2021
Uitgeverij
Springer US
Gepubliceerd in
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders / Uitgave 11/2022
Print ISSN: 0162-3257
Elektronisch ISSN: 1573-3432
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10803-021-05342-9

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