Volume 7, Issue 4 (Autumn - In Press 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.
Abstract:   (581 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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