ERIC Number: EJ1097188
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-May
Abstractor: As Provided
A Typology of Child School Behavior: Investigation Using Latent Profile Analysis and Cluster Analysis
Mindrila, Diana L.
Psychology in the Schools, v53 n5 p471-487 May 2016
To describe and facilitate the identification of child school behavior patterns, we developed a typology of child school behavior (ages 6-11 years) using the norming data (N = 2,338) for the second edition of the Behavior Assessment System for Children Teacher Rating-Child form). Latent profile analysis was conducted with the entire data set, whereas cluster analysis was conducted within each latent profile. The resulting classification system included three latent profiles: (a) Adequate Adjustment (AA), (b) Mild Adjustment Difficulties (MAD), and (c) Functionally Impaired Adjustment (FIA). The AA latent profile included the (a) Well-Adapted, (b) Average, and (c) Worry clusters. The clusters identified within the MAD latent profile were (a) Academic Problems, (b) Physical Complaints, (c) Disruptive Behavior Problems, and (d) Internalizing Problems. Finally, the FIA latent profile comprised the (a) Clinical Problems-External and (b) Clinical Problems-Internal clusters.
Descriptors: Classification, Student Behavior, Statistical Analysis, Multivariate Analysis, Student Adjustment, Behavior Problems, Student Characteristics, Academic Achievement, Physical Health, Elementary School Students
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Behavior Assessment System for Children
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