ERIC Number: ED251774
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Assessment of Socialization in Children.
Frame, Cynthia L.; And Others
Previous research with adult subjects has indicated that the California Psychological Inventory (CPI) Socialization Scale (SO) is one of the most useful assessment instruments for the identification of individuals with antisocial personality disorder. In order to develop a simple measure to better identify those children at risk for future antisocial problems, 405 children in grades 2-5 were given rewritten items from the socialization scale of the CPI. These items were rewritten into yes/no format with comprehension levels suitable for 6- to 12-year-olds. In addition, teacher nominations and ratings, peer sociometric nominations of aggression and popularity, and self-report measures were collected for each child. For purposes of scale development, the sample was randomly divided into two halves, one for item analysis and one for cross-validation of findings. Data indicated that the Child Socialization Scale demonstrated acceptable internal consistency and concurrent validity. These findings show promise for the Child Socialization Scale as a research tool for the early identification of those children who may be most at risk, specifically for future antisocial behavior problems. (LLL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Georgia Univ., Athens.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Child Socialization Scale
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Psychological Association (30th, New Orleans, LA, March 28-31, 1984).