We developed a 28-item Chinese Eyes Test and tested its psychometric properties with a mixed sample of high-functioning adults with autism or Asperger syndrome and neurotypical adults. The Chinese Eyes Test showed good convergent and divergent validity, satisfactory known-group discrimination, and acceptable internal consistency. The identified cutoff score of 18 or below (Sensitivity: 66.7%; Specificity: 84.0%) should be useful for identifying clinically significant levels of social cognitive deficits, in terms of difficulty with the perceptual understanding of others’ mental states, in high-functioning adults with autism or Asperger syndrome. Copyright © 2023 The Authors. Published by Elsevier B.V.
CitationLee, T. M. C., Liang, L., Hou, W. K., Tse, A. H. Y., & Chan, C. C. H. (2023). The Chinese “Reading the Mind in the Eyes” Test: A study with normal adults, and adults with Asperger syndrome/high-functioning autism. Asian Journal of Psychiatry, 89, Article 103785. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajp.2023.103785
- Eyes test
- Emotion recognition
- Mental states
- Social cognition