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Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders 3/2007

01-03-2007 | Original Paper

The Autism-Spectrum Quotient (AQ) Children’s Version in Japan: A Cross-Cultural Comparison

Auteurs: Akio Wakabayashi, Simon Baron-Cohen, Tokio Uchiyama, Yuko Yoshida, Yoshikuni Tojo, Miho Kuroda, Sally Wheelwright

Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders | Uitgave 3/2007

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Abstract

In the current study, the child AQ was administered in Japan, to examine whether the UK results for reliability and validity generalize to a different culture. Assessment groups were: Group 1: = 81 children with Asperger Syndrome (AS) or high-functioning autism (HFA); Group 2: = 22 children diagnosed PDD-NOS with average IQ; and Group 3: = 372 randomly selected controls from primary and secondary schools. Both clinical groups scored significantly higher than controls (AS/HFA mean AQ = 31.9, SD = 6.93; PDD-NOS mean AQ = 28.0, SD = 6.88; controls mean AQ = 11.7, SD = 5.94). Among the controls, males scored significantly higher than females. The pattern of difference between clinical groups and controls was found to be similar in both countries.
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Metagegevens
Titel
The Autism-Spectrum Quotient (AQ) Children’s Version in Japan: A Cross-Cultural Comparison
Auteurs
Akio Wakabayashi
Simon Baron-Cohen
Tokio Uchiyama
Yuko Yoshida
Yoshikuni Tojo
Miho Kuroda
Sally Wheelwright
Publicatiedatum
01-03-2007
Gepubliceerd in
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders / Uitgave 3/2007
Print ISSN: 0162-3257
Elektronisch ISSN: 1573-3432
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10803-006-0181-3