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30-08-2021 | Original Paper

The Autism-Spectrum Quotient (AQ) Adolescent’s Version in Turkey: Factor Structure, Reliability and Validity

Auteurs: Elif Cetinoglu, Sahbal Aras

Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders

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Abstract

We assessed the reliability and validity of the Turkish version of the autism spectrum quotient (AQ)-adolescent. Three assessment groups of adolescents, aged 11–18, were: 80 with Asperger syndrome/high-functioning autism (AS/HFA), 71 with other psychiatric disorders (PDs; 35 major depression, 18 obsessive–compulsive disorder, 18 social phobia), and 249 healthy controls. The scores of the AS/HFA group were significantly higher than the healthy control and PD groups. Cronbach α value was 0.829. Ordinal alpha value was 0.90. We showed the AQ-adolescent four-factor structure in the factor analysis. In the test–retest of AQ-adolescent and subscale scores, “very strong” significant correlation values were detected. A cut-off score of 24 best distinguished the autism group from healthy controls with 0.975 sensitivity and 0.991 specificity.

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Metagegevens
Titel
The Autism-Spectrum Quotient (AQ) Adolescent’s Version in Turkey: Factor Structure, Reliability and Validity
Auteurs
Elif Cetinoglu
Sahbal Aras
Publicatiedatum
30-08-2021
Uitgeverij
Springer US
Gepubliceerd in
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders
Print ISSN: 0162-3257
Elektronisch ISSN: 1573-3432
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10803-021-05257-5