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“Reading the Mind in the Eyes Test”: Translated and Korean Versions

Psychiatry Investigation 2021년 18권 4호 p.295 ~ 303
구세준, 김예진, 한정화, Seo Eun-Chong, 박혜윤, 방민지, 박진영, 이은, 안석균,
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구세준 ( Koo Se-Jun ) - Yonsei University College of Medicine Institute of Behavioral Science in Medicine
김예진 ( Kim Ye-Jin ) - Yonsei University College of Medicine Institute of Behavioral Science in Medicine
한정화 ( Han Jung-Hwa ) - Yonsei University College of Medicine Institute of Behavioral Science in Medicine
 ( Seo Eun-Chong ) - Yonsei University College of Medicine Institute of Behavioral Science in Medicine
박혜윤 ( Park Hye-Yoon ) - Yonsei University College of Medicine Institute of Behavioral Science in Medicine
방민지 ( Bang Min-Ji ) - CHA University CHA Bundang Medical Center Department of Psychiatry
박진영 ( Park Jin-Young ) - Yonsei University College of Medicine Institute of Behavioral Science in Medicine
이은 ( Lee Eun ) - Yonsei University College of Medicine Institute of Behavioral Science in Medicine
안석균 ( An Suk-Kyoon ) - Yonsei University College of Medicine Institute of Behavioral Science in Medicine

Abstract


Objective: The Reading the Mind in the Eyes Test (RMET) was developed by using Caucasian eyes, which may not be appropriate to be used in Korean. The aims of the present study were 1) to develop a Korean version of the RMET (K-RMET) by using Korean eye stimuli and 2) to examine the psychometric properties of the Korean-translated version of the RMET and the K-RMET.

Methods: Thirty-six photographs of Korean eyes were selected. A total of 196 (101 females) healthy subjects were asked to take the Korean-translated version of the RMET and K-RMET. To assess internal consistency reliability, Cronbach’s alpha coefficients were computed, and test-retest reliability was assessed by the intraclass correlation coefficient (ICC) and Bland-Altman plots. Confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) and item analysis were also conducted.

Results: Internal consistency, measured by Cronbach’s alpha, was 0.542 for the Korean-translated version of the RMET, and 0.540 for the K-RMET. Test-retest reliability (n=25), measured by the ICC, was 0.787 for the Korean-translated version of the RMET, and 0.758 for the K-RMET. In CFA, the assumed single and 3-factor model fit indices were not good in the both types of RMETs. There was difficulty in discrimination in nine items of the Korean-translated version of the RMET and 10 items of the K-RMET.

Conclusion: The psychometric properties of both the Korean-translated version of the RMET and the K-RMET are acceptable. Both tests are applicable to the clinical population, as well as the general population in Korea.

키워드

Theory of mind; Social cognition; Reliability; Item difficulty; Psychometric properties

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