Title: International Comparisons of Behavioral and Emotional Problems in Preschool Children: Parents’ Reports from 24 Societies
Authors: Rescorla, Leslie A. ×
Achenbach, Thomas M.
Ivanova, Masha Y.
Harder, Valerie S.
Otten, Laura
Bilenberg, Niels
Bjarnadottir, Gudrun
Capron, Christiane
De Pauw, Sarah S.W.
Dias, Pedro
Dobrean, Anca
Döpfner, Manfred
Duyme, Michel
Eapen, Valsamma
Erol, Nese
Esmaeili, Elaheh Mohammad
Ezpeleta, Lourdes
Frigerio, Alessandra
Fung, Daniel S.S.
Gonçalves, Miguel
Guðmundsson, Halldór
Jeng, Suh-Fang
Jusiene, Roma
Kim, Young Ah
Kristensen, Solvejg
Liu, Jianghong
Lecannelier, Felipe
Leung, Patrick W.L.
Machado, Bárbara César
Montirosso, Rosario
Oh, Kyung Ja
Ooi, Yoon Phaik
Plück, Julia
Pomalima, Rolando
Pranvera, Jetishi
Shahini, Mimoza
Silva, Jaime R.
Simsek, Zeynep
Sourander, Andre
Valverde, José
van der Ende, Jan
Van Leeuwen, Karla G.
Wu, Yen-Tzu
Yurdusen, Sema
Zubrick, Stephen R.
Verhulst, Frank C. #
Issue Date: 2011
Publisher: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates
Series Title: Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology vol:40 issue:3 pages:456-467
Abstract: International comparisons were conducted of preschool children’s behavioral and emotional problems as reported on the CBCL/1½-5 by parents in 24 societies (N = 19,850). Item
ratings were aggregated into scores on syndromes, DSM-oriented scales, a Stress Problems scale, and Internalizing, Externalizing, and Total Problems scales. Effect sizes for scale score differences among the 24 societies ranged from small to medium (3%-12%). Although societies differed greatly in language, culture, and other characteristics, Total Problems scores for 18 of the 24 societies were within 7.1 points of the omnicultural mean of 33.3 (on a scale of 0 to 198).
Gender and age differences, as well as gender and age interactions with society, were all very small (effect sizes <1%). Across all pairs of societies, correlations between mean item ratings averaged .78, and correlations between internal consistency alphas for the scales averaged .92, indicating that the rank orders of mean item ratings and of internal consistencies of scales were very similar across diverse societies.
ISSN: 1537-4416
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
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