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ERIC Number: ED432866
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Pages: 7
Abstractor: N/A
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Que Dice? Initial Analyses Examining Three Spanish Translations of the CBCL.
Casas, J. Manuel; Furlong, Michael J.; Alvarez, Maria; Wood, Michelle
This study describes preliminary research efforts to examine the validity and utility of three Spanish versions of the Child Behavior Checklist (CBCL), the most extensively used and researched rating scale of children's internalizing and externalizing emotions. The study involved: (1) identification of Spanish items that were significantly different in meaning from the English version; (2) rating by 15 bilingual individuals of the items they judged preferable from all three Spanish versions; and (3) preliminary investigation of CBCL profiles of children whose parents opted to use a Spanish version as compared to those whose parents used the English version. The first analysis indicated that a number of CBCL items required additional clarification and analysis. The rating of individual items on the original Toronto version and the modified Los Angeles and San Francisco versions found only 10 (of 48) items were equally acceptable across all three Spanish versions. Comparison of profiles of 10 Hispanic-American youth who completed the Toronto version with both Caucasian and Hispanic-American youth whose parents/caregivers completed the English version suggested that some differences in Hispanic-American parents' ratings were associated with the language used to solicit the ratings. Plans to develop a version comprising most preferred items are underway. (DB)
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Child Behavior Checklist