Title: Preschool Psychopathology Reported by Parents in 23 Societies: Testing the Seven-Syndrome Model of the Child Behavior Checklist for Ages 1.5-5
Authors: Ivanova, Masha Y. ×
Achenbach, Thomas M.
Rescorla, Leslie A.
Harder, Valerie S.
Ang, Rebecca P.
Bilenberg, Niels
Bjarnadottir, Gudrun
Capron, Christiane
De Pauw, Sarah S. W.
Dias, Pedro
Dobrean, Anca
Doepfner, Manfred
Duyme, Michele
Eapen, Valsamma
Erol, Nese
Esmaeili, Elaheh Mohammad
Ezpeleta, Lourdes
Frigerio, Alessandra
Goncalves, Miguel M.
Gudmundsson, Halldor S.
Jeng, Suh-Fang
Jetishi, Pranvera
Jusiene, Roma
Kim, Young-Ah
Kristensen, Solvejg
Lecannelier, Felipe
Leung, Patrick W. L.
Liu, Jianghong
Montirosso, Rosario
Oh, Kyung Ja
Plueck, Julia
Pomalima, Rolando
Shahini, Mimoza
Silva, Jaime R.
Simsek, Zynep
Sourander, Andre
Valverde, Jose
Van Leeuwen, Karla G.
Woo, Bernardine S. C.
Wu, Yen-Tzu
Zubrick, Stephen R.
Verhulst, Frank C. #
Issue Date: Dec-2010
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Series Title: Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry vol:49 issue:12 pages:1215-1224
Abstract: Abstract: Objective: To test the fit of a seven-syndrome model to ratings of preschoolers' problems by parents in very diverse societies. Method: Parents of 19,106 children 18 to 71 months of age from 23 societies in Asia, Australasia, Europe, the Middle East, and South America completed the Child Behavior Checklist for Ages 1.5-5 (CBCL/1.5-5). Confirmatory factor analyses were used to test the seven-syndrome model separately for each society. Results: The primary model fit index, the root mean square error of approximation (RMSEA), indicated acceptable to good fit for each society. Although a six-syndrome model combining the Emotionally Reactive and Anxious/Depressed syndromes also fit the data for nine societies, it fit less well than the seven-syndrome model for seven of the nine societies. Other fit indices yielded less consistent results than the RMSEA. Conclusions: The seven-syndrome model provides one way to capture patterns of children's problems that are manifested in ratings by parents from many societies. Clinicians working with preschoolers from these societies can thus assess and describe parents' ratings of behavioral, emotional, and social problems in terms of the seven syndromes. The results illustrate possibilities for culture general taxonomic constructs of preschool psychopathology. Problems not captured by the CBCL/1.5-5 may form additional syndromes, and other syndrome models may also fit the data. J. Am. Acad. Child Adolesc. Psychiatry, 2010;49(12):1215-1224.
ISSN: 0890-8567
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Parenting and Special Education
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