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Construction and psychometric evaluation of a short form of the Broad Autism Phenotype Questionnaire
Construction and psychometric evaluation of a short form of the Broad Autism Phenotype Questionnaire

Author(s): Irena Stojković, Bojan Dučić, Svetlana Kaljača, Mirjana Đorđević
Subject(s): Clinical psychology
Published by: Društvo psihologa Srbije
Keywords: autism spectrum disorder; The Broad Autism Phenotype Questionnaire; confirmatory factor analysis

Summary/Abstract: Broad Autism Phenotype (BAP) represents a group of personality traits expressed in limitations in social relations and pragmatic speech dimension, and rigid behavior. The Broad Autism Phenotype Questionnaire (BAPQ) measures personality traits which are crucial in defining the BAP. In the present research, three studies were conducted with the general aim to create a short form of the BAPQ. Study 1 was carried out to determine the factor structure of the BAPQ in a sample of 501 students and to select items for the short form. Obtained components: Aloofness, Rigidity, and Pragmatics, corresponding to the structure of the instrument proposed by authors, accounted for 26.61% of variance. Study 2 was conducted to examine factor structure of the BAPQ short form (BAPQ-SF), in a sample of 298 students. This solution explained 45.76% of the total variance. The aim of Study 3 was to determine psychometric characteristics of the BAPQ-SF in a sample of students (N = 294). Three-factor model of the BAPQ-SF was confirmed. Correlations of the BAPQ-SF with the Autism-Spectrum Quotient (AQ) and the Delta 10 suggest convergent and discriminant validity of the BAPQ-SF.

  • Issue Year: 51/2018
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 243-258
  • Page Count: 16
  • Language: English