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ERIC Number: EJ1109675
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Sep
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0162-3257
Exploratory Factor Analysis of SRS-2 Teacher Ratings for Youth with ASD
Nelson, Andrew T.; Lopata, Christopher; Volker, Martin A.; Thomeer, Marcus L.; Toomey, Jennifer A.; Dua, Elissa
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v46 n9 p2905-2915 Sep 2016
This study examined the factor structure and internal consistency of special education teaching staff ratings on the Social Responsiveness Scale-2 (SRS-2; Constantino and Gruber 2012), as well as the percentage of ratings falling above pre-established cut scores, for a sample of lower-functioning youth with autism spectrum disorder (ASD; n = 264). Results of the exploratory factor analysis yielded a four-factor correlated solution. The individual factors and total score demonstrated satisfactory internal consistency reliability for screening purposes. When applying the lowest pre-established cut score (T = 60; minimum indication of clinically significant symptoms/impairments), 85% of the sample had ratings in that range or higher (more severe). Implications for assessment and future research are provided.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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