ERIC Number: ED213749
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: N/A
The Assessment of Psychopathology and Behavioral Problems in Children: A Review of Scales Suitable for Epidemiological and Clinical Research (1967-1979). Mental Health Service System Reports, Series AN: Epidemiology, No. 1.
Orvaschel, Helen; And Others
Forty-four scales are described that access psychopathology and/or behavior problems in children (under 18 years of age). Excluded are tests of intelligence, intellectual functioning, brain development, cognitive development, perception, and projective tests. Scales included in this review are suitable for clinical and epidemiological research, are current (reported since 1967), have been used in at least one research study, have undergone some testing as to feasibility, and have some available psychometric data. The scales are divided into psychiatric interviews, general psychopathology scales, specific syndrome scales (hyperactivity, anxiety, depression, fear), and brief reports of miscellaneous scales. Each scale is reviewed as to its purpose, method of obtaining information, informant, scale properties, content, and psychometric properties (extracted in summary in a table for ease of review). Relevant references are cited after the description of each scale. (Author/GK)
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Behavior Rating Scales, Elementary Secondary Education, Preschool Education, Psychopathology, Screening Tests, Test Reviews
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Publication Type: Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Mental Health (DHHS/PHS), Rockville, MD. Div. of Biometry and Epidemiology.
Authoring Institution: Yale Univ., New Haven, CT. School of Medicine.