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Title: Behavioral and emotional problems reported by parents of children ages 6 to 16 in 31 societies
Authors: Rescorla, Leslie ×
Achenbach, Thomas
Ivanova, Masha Y
Dumenci, Levent
Almqvist, Fredrik
Bilenberg, Niels
Bird, Hector
Chen, Wei
Dobrean, Anca
Doepfner, Manfred
Erol, Nese
Fombonne, Eric
Fonseca, Antonio
Frigerio, Alessandra
Grietens, Hans
Hannesdottir, Helga
Kanbayashi, Yasuko
Lambert, Michael
Larsson, Bo
Leung, Patrick
Liu, Xianchen
Minaei, Asghar
Mulatu, Mesfin S
Novik, Torunn S
Oh, Kyung-Ja
Roussos, Alexandra
Sawyer, Michael
Simsek, Zeynep
Steinhausen, Hans-Christoph
Weintraub, Sheila
Weisz, John
Metzke, Christa Winkler
Wolanczyk, Tomasz
Yang, Hao-Jan
Zilber, Nelly
Zukauskiene, Rita
Verhulst, Frank #
Issue Date: 2007
Publisher: Pro-ed inc
Series Title: Journal of emotional and behavioral disorders vol:15 issue:3 pages:130-142
Abstract: This study compared parents' ratings of behavioral and emotional problems on the Child Behavior Checklist (Achenbach, 199 1; Achenbach & Rescorla, 2001) for general population samples of children ages 6 to 16 from 31 societies (N = 55,508). Effect sizes for society ranged from.03 to.14. Effect sizes for gender were <=.0 1, with girls generally scoring higher on Internalizing problems and boys generally scoring higher on Externalizing problems. Effect sizes for age were <=.0 1 and varied across types of problems. Total Problems scores for 19 of 31 societies were within I SD of the overall mean of 22.5. Bisociety correlations for mean item scores averaged.74. The findings indicate that parents' reports of children's problems were similar in many ways across highly diverse societies. Nonetheless, effect sizes for society were larger than those for gender and age, indicating the need to take account of multicultural variations in parents' reports of children's problems.
ISSN: 1063-4266
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Parenting and Special Education
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