Volume 7, Issue 4 (Autumn 2019)                   PCP 2019, 7(4): 303-318 | Back to browse issues page


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Ameli S, Ghaderi S, Aslzaker Lighvan M, Davazdah Emami M H, Dadashzadeh H. Psychometric Properties of the Abridged Version of the Autism-Spectrum Quotient Among Iranian Students. PCP. 2019; 7 (4) :303-318
URL: http://jpcp.uswr.ac.ir/article-1-663-en.html
1- Department of Clinical Psychology, Faculty of Medicine, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran. , ameli.samira@sbmu.ac.ir
2- Department of Clinical Psychology, Faculty of Medicine, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
3- Department of Clinical Psychology, Faculty of Medicine, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran., Department of Clinical Psychology, Faculty of Medicine, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
Abstract:   (1253 Views)
Objective: The present study investigates the psychometric properties of the abridged version of the Autism-Spectrum Quotient (AQ).
Methods: A total of 254 students were chosen from universities in Tehran by the cluster sampling method. Then, the demographic questionnaire, close relationships-revised questionnaire, Autism Spectrum Quotient Short (AQ-S) form, and the empathy quotient-short forms were distributed among them. The data were analyzed using SPSS, Lertab, and LISREL software.
Results: The results of the exploratory factor analysis revealed 5 factors for the AQ-S, and the confirmatory factor analysis confirmed the results of the exploratory factor analysis. The Cronbach alpha values were 0.95, 0.92, 0.48, 0.94, 0.58, and 0.89 for AQ-Short, the social skills, routine, imagination, attention switching, and number/pattern components, respectively. The divergent and convergent reliability of AQ-S was satisfactory.
Conclusion: The results provide evidence for the applicability of the AQ short form in assessing the autistic traits of the Iranian population.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Psychometric
Received: 2019/04/5 | Accepted: 2019/08/13 | Published: 2019/10/1

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