Chen WJ, Hsiao CK, Lin CC
J Abnorm Psychol 1997 Nov;106(4):649-54
The authors examined cross-cultural applicability of the Schizotypal Personality Questionnaire (SPQ), the Perceptual Aberration Scale (PAS), and the Continuous Performance Test in community samples of Taiwanese adults and adolescents. The authors tested hypotheses that a 3-factor structure of the SPQ (Cognitive-Perceptual, Interpersonal, and Disorganization: A. Raine et al., 1994) exists for both samples and that the Interpersonal factor is associated with poorer attention. The authors replicated the 3-factor model for both samples, and they externally validated the model in adults: The Interpersonal factor and possibly the Disorganization factor were associated with poorer attention, whereas the Cognitive-Perceptual factor was not. The PAS differed from the Cognitive-Perceptual factor in its consistent association with poorer attention in both samples. These have important implications for the scales in the early detection of the schizotypy in various cultures.