ERIC Number: EJ1038367
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Mar
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 59
Factor Structure for Autism Spectrum Disorders with Toddlers Using DSM-IV and DSM-5 Criteria
Sipes, Megan; Matson, Johnny L.
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v44 n3 p636-647 Mar 2014
With the publication of the "Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders-Fifth Edition", autism spectrum disorders are defined by two symptom clusters (social communication and restricted/repetitive behaviors) instead of the current three clusters. The current study examined the structure of the Baby and Infant Screen for Children with autism Traits (BISCUIT). First, an exploratory factor analysis was replicated whose results were largely comparable to the previous findings. Then, confirmatory factor analyses compared a two and three factor structure for the BISCUIT. Measures of model fit supported both the two and three factor models relatively well. When directly compared, the three factor model was found to be preferred over the two factor model. Implications are discussed.
Descriptors: Toddlers, Factor Structure, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Autism, Cluster Grouping, Screening Tests, Replication (Evaluation), Models, Comparative Analysis, Item Analysis, Definitions
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