Quantifying Research Domain Criteria Social Communication Subconstructs Using the Social Communication Questionnaire in Youth.
Mirko Uljarević, Thomas W Frazier, Jennifer M Phillips, Booil Jo, Sandy Littlefield, Antonio Y Hardan
Journal of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology | Published : 2020
Research Domain Criteria (RDoC) has posited a set of social dimensions that could be useful in identifying sources of individual variation in social impairments across neurodevelopmental disorders. The current investigation aimed to derive estimates of the RDoC social constructs from the Social Communication Questionnaire (SCQ) and examine whether RDoC social processes, as captured by the SCQ, are best represented by a dimensional, categorical, or hybrid model. Individual SCQ items from 4 databases were combined resulting in a total of 26,407 individuals (Mage = 8.13 years, SDage = 4.19; 69.1% male). The sample consisted of 60.0% of individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), 6.8% with ..View full abstract