|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.
De Pauw, Sarah S.W.
Esmaeili, Elaheh Mohammad
Fung, Daniel S.S.
Kim, Young Ah
Leung, Patrick W.L.
Machado, Bárbara César
Oh, Kyung Ja
Ooi, Yoon Phaik
Silva, Jaime R.
van der Ende, Jan
Van Leeuwen, Karla G.
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.
|Publication status: ||published|
|KU Leuven publication type: ||IT|
|Appears in Collections:||Parenting and Special Education|