The Chinese “Reading the Mind in the Eyes” Test: A study with normal adults, and adults with Asperger syndrome/high-functioning autism

Tatia M.C. LEE, Li LIANG, Wai Kai HOU, Alicia H.Y. TSE, Che Hin Chetwyn CHAN

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Article number103785
JournalAsian Journal of Psychiatry
Volume89
Early online dateSept 2023
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2023

Citation

Lee, 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

Keywords

  • Eyes test
  • Emotion recognition
  • Mental states
  • Social cognition
  • Autism

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