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ERIC Number: EJ758387
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Mar
Pages: 10
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ISSN: ISSN-0162-3257
The Autism-Spectrum Quotient (AQ) Children's Version in Japan: A Cross-Cultural Comparison
Wakabayashi, Akio; Baron-Cohen, Simon; Uchiyama, Tokio; Yoshida, Yuko; Tojo, Yoshikuni; Kuroda, Miho; Wheelwright, Sally
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v37 n3 p491-500 Mar 2007
In the current study, the child AQ was administered in Japan, to examine whether the UK results for reliability and validity generalize to a different culture. Assessment groups were: Group 1: n = 81 children with Asperger Syndrome (AS) or high-functioning autism (HFA); Group 2: n = 22 children diagnosed PDD-NOS with average IQ; and Group 3: n = 372 randomly selected controls from primary and secondary schools. Both clinical groups scored significantly higher than controls (AS/HFA mean AQ = 31.9, SD = 6.93; PDD-NOS mean AQ = 28.0, SD = 6.88; controls mean AQ = 11.7, SD = 5.94). Among the controls, males scored significantly higher than females. The pattern of difference between clinical groups and controls was found to be similar in both countries.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Japan; United Kingdom