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Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders 9/2022

03-09-2021 | Original Paper

Language Matters: The Autism-Spectrum Quotient in English, Mandarin and Bahasa Malaysia

Auteurs: Zhong Jian Chee, Marieke de Vries

Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders | Uitgave 9/2022

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Abstract

The autism-spectrum quotient (AQ) measures autistic traits and has been studied in different countries, sometimes with the English version, and sometimes with translated versions. However, the language of the questionnaire might influence non-native English speakers’ answering tendency. In the current study we compared the responses on the AQ of multilingual Malaysians (96 participants filled out the AQ in English and Mandarin, and 79 participants filled out English and Bahasa Malaysia). Participants scored higher on the English AQ compared to the Mandarin AQ, whereas there was no difference between the English and Bahasa Malaysia AQ score. Analysis of the response style suggests the same person might display discrepant response styles in different languages, which seems to be related to language proficiency.
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Analyses including the outliers showed similar results, F(1, 78) = .94, MSE = 19.6, p = .34, ηp2 = .012.
 
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Metagegevens
Titel
Language Matters: The Autism-Spectrum Quotient in English, Mandarin and Bahasa Malaysia
Auteurs
Zhong Jian Chee
Marieke de Vries
Publicatiedatum
03-09-2021
Uitgeverij
Springer US
Gepubliceerd in
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders / Uitgave 9/2022
Print ISSN: 0162-3257
Elektronisch ISSN: 1573-3432
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10803-021-05253-9

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