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Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders 2/2006

01-02-2006

The Autism-Spectrum Quotient (AQ) in Japan: A Cross-Cultural Comparison

Auteurs: Akio Wakabayashi, Simon Baron-Cohen, Sally Wheelwright, Yoshikuni Tojo

Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders | Uitgave 2/2006

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Abstract

The AQ (Autism-Spectrum Quotient) is a self-administered instrument for measuring the degree to which an adult with normal intelligence has the traits associated with the autistic spectrum. The AQ was administered in Japan to test whether the UK results would generalize to a very different culture. Three groups of subjects, adults with AS or HFA (n=57), adult controls (n=194), and University students (n=1050) were assessed. The adults with AS/HFA had a mean AQ score which was significantly higher than both the controls and the University students. Among the controls, males scored significantly higher than females. The similarity of results in both the general population and the clinical group across the two cultures was remarkable.
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Metagegevens
Titel
The Autism-Spectrum Quotient (AQ) in Japan: A Cross-Cultural Comparison
Auteurs
Akio Wakabayashi
Simon Baron-Cohen
Sally Wheelwright
Yoshikuni Tojo
Publicatiedatum
01-02-2006
Uitgeverij
Springer US
Gepubliceerd in
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders / Uitgave 2/2006
Print ISSN: 0162-3257
Elektronisch ISSN: 1573-3432
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10803-005-0061-2

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