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ERIC Number: EJ1175316
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-May
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0162-3257
Brief Report: Factor Analysis of the Brazilian Version of the Adult Autism Spectrum Quotient
do Egito, Julia Horta Tabosa; Ferreira, Gabrielle Martins Ribeiro; Gonçalves, Manoela Izidoro; Osório, Ana Alexandra Caldas
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v48 n5 p1847-1853 May 2018
This study examined the factor structure of the Brazilian version of the "Autism-Spectrum Quotient". This is a self-report questionnaire for continuous and quantitative assessment of autistic spectrum traits in adults. Confirmatory factor analysis was performed on the five-factor model ("social skill," "attention switching," "attention to detail," "communication" and "imagination") proposed by the original authors, support not being found for this model in our sample. An exploratory factor analysis was then performed that resulted in an alternative three-factor model ("social skills", "details/patterns" and "imagination"). Confirmatory factor analysis of the latter model revealed adequate psychometric indexes. The Brazilian version of the AQ was shown to be an adequate instrument for the evaluation of signs compatible with the autism spectrum in adults.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Brazil
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