Assessing autistic traits in a Taiwan preschool population: Cross-cultural validation of the social responsiveness scale (SRS)

Jessica Wang, Li Ching Lee, Ying Sheue Chen, Ju Wei Hsu

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Abstract

The cross-cultural validity of the Mandarin-adaptation of the social responsiveness scale (SRS) was examined in a sample of N = 307 participants in Taiwan, 140 typically developing and 167 with clinically-diagnosed developmental disorders. This scale is an autism assessment tool that provides a quantitative rather than categorical measure of social impairment in the general population. SRS total and subscale scores distinguished significantly between autism spectrum disorder and other developmental disorders (p < 0.01). Total SRS scores and sensitivity and specificity of the scale for diagnosing developmental disorders in the Taiwan study were similar to those observed in Western studies. These findings support the cross-cultural validity of the SRS scale for detecting autistic traits and for distinguishing between autism and other neuropsychiatric conditions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2450-2459
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Autism and Developmental Disorders
Volume42
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2012

Keywords

  • Autism spectrum disorder
  • Cross-cultural
  • SRS
  • Taiwan
  • Validity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Developmental and Educational Psychology

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