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Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders 5/2015

01-05-2015 | Original Paper

‘Subtypes’ in the Presentation of Autistic Traits in the General Adult Population

Auteurs: Colin J. Palmer, Bryan Paton, Peter G. Enticott, Jakob Hohwy

Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders | Uitgave 5/2015

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Abstract

The present study examined the presentation of autistic traits in a large adult population sample (n = 2,343). Cluster analysis indicated two subgroups with clearly distinguishable trait profiles. One group (n = 1,059) reported greater social difficulties and lower detail orientation, while the second group (n = 1,284) reported lesser social difficulties and greater detail orientation. We also report a three-factor solution for the autism-spectrum quotient, with two, related, social-themed factors (Sociability and Mentalising) and a third non-social factor that varied independently (Detail Orientation). These results indicate that different profiles of autistic characteristics tend to occur in the adult nonclinical population. Research into nonclinical variance in autistic features may benefit by considering social- and detail-related trait domains independently.
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Metagegevens
Titel
‘Subtypes’ in the Presentation of Autistic Traits in the General Adult Population
Auteurs
Colin J. Palmer
Bryan Paton
Peter G. Enticott
Jakob Hohwy
Publicatiedatum
01-05-2015
Uitgeverij
Springer US
Gepubliceerd in
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders / Uitgave 5/2015
Print ISSN: 0162-3257
Elektronisch ISSN: 1573-3432
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10803-014-2289-1

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