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The psychometric properties of the Persian “Reading the Mind in the Eyes” test were investigated, so were the predictions from the Empathizing–Systemizing theory of psychological sex differences. Adults aged 16–69 years old (N = 545, female = 51.7 %) completed the test online. The analysis of items showed them to be generally acceptable. Test–retest reliability, as measured by Intra-class correlation coefficient, was 0.735 with a 95 % CI of (0.514, 0.855). The percentage of agreement for each item in the test–retest was satisfactory and the mean difference between test–retest scores was −0.159 (SD = 3.42). However, the internal consistency of Persian version, calculated by Cronbach’s alpha (0.371), was poor. Females scored significantly higher than males but academic degree and field of study had no significant effect.
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- The “Reading the Mind in the Eyes” Test: Investigation of Psychometric Properties and Test–Retest Reliability of the Persian Version
Behzad S. Khorashad
Ghasem M. Roshan
- Springer US