What are the tasks used in the study?

Apart from the MELA-SR (Measure of Engagement with Learning Activities – Self-Report), which was developed for this project, the tasks used in this study are all widely available and free to access.

The tasks are:

Stroop Test

The Stroop Test is a well-established task that requires participants to view words that appear in a different colour to the meaning of the word. They are asked to name the colour of the word, not the word itself. Scoring uses both the accuracy score and the time taken to respond, both of which can be compared to congruent (text colour matches the meaning) stimuli.  

Find out more https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stroop_effect

Wisconsin Card Sort Task

Wisconsin Card Sort Task (WSCT) is a classic task in which participants are asked to sort a series of cards, with changing criteria (shape, colour, number). 

Find out more https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wisconsin_Card_Sorting_Test

Difficulties in Emotion Regulation Scale

Difficulties in Emotion Regulation Scale (DERS) includes questions about how the participant relates to their emotions.  

Find out more https://novopsych.com.au/assessments/formulation/difficulties-in-emotion-regulation-scale/

Metacognitions Questionnaire

Metacognitions Questionnaire (MCQ) is a well-established measure of metacognition. This study uses two of the most relevant subscales: the cognitive confidence subscale and the cognitive self-consciousness subscale.

Find out more https://betterworldhealthcare.com/metacognition-questionnaire-30-mcq-30/

Camouflaging Autistic Traits Questionnaire

Camouflaging Autistic Traits Questionnaire (CAT-Q) was developed specifically to measure social camouflaging behaviours in autistic adults (Hull et al., 2019).

Find out more https://embrace-autism.com/cat-q/

Autism Screening Tool: Autism Quotient (AQ-10).

The AQ -10 is a short screening tool, often used for research purposes.

Find out more https://embrace-autism.com/aq-10/

ADHD screening tool – ASRS-5.

A brief 6-item version Adult ADHD Self-Report Screening Scale for DSM-5 (ASRS-5).

Find out more https://embrace-autism.com/asrs-5/

Anxiety Screening Tool – GAD-7.

Generalised Anxiety Disorder-7 (GAD-7) is used in similar research as a screening tool for anxiety.

Find out more https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Generalized_Anxiety_Disorder_7

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