Validation of the Simplified Chinese Psychoeducational Profile Third Edition in Mainland China

Lu Yu, Xiaoqin Zhu, Daniel T.L. Shek, Xiao Bing Zou, Hong Zhu Deng, Peter W.H. Au Yeung

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The Psychoeducational Profile 3rd Edition (PEP-3) is a comprehensive assessment tool designed for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Although its original English version has been validated, few validation studies have been conducted on translated versions including Chinese ones. Based on 554 Chinese children with ASD and 311 typically developing Chinese children as the control group, this study investigated the psychometric properties of a simplified Chinese PEP-3 (sCPEP-3) in China mainland. Psychometric evaluation of the sCPEP-3 showed satisfactory internal consistency, test–retest reliability, inter-rater reliability, convergent validity, construct validity, and factorial validity. The findings have several implications such as utilizing the sCPEP-3 in mainland China for customized educational program planning, early identification, and evaluating the treatment effects for children with ASD.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1599-1612
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Autism and Developmental Disorders
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2019


  • Autism spectrum disorder
  • Caregiver Report
  • Performance Test
  • Psychoeducational Profile Third Edition
  • Simplified Chinese
  • Validation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Developmental and Educational Psychology

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