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ERIC Number: EJ1133567
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Mar
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1944-7515
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Behavioral Profiles of Children with Williams Syndrome from Spain and the United States: Cross-Cultural Similarities and Differences
Pérez-García, Débora; Brun-Gasca, Carme; Pérez-Jurado, Luis A.; Mervis, Carolyn B.
American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, v122 n2 p156-172 Mar 2017
To identify similarities and differences in the behavioral profile of children with Williams syndrome from Spain (n = 53) and the United States (n = 145), we asked parents of 6- to 14-year-olds with Williams syndrome to complete the Child Behavior Checklist 6-18. The distribution of raw scores was significantly higher for the Spanish sample than the American sample for all of the higher-order factors and half of both the empirically based and "Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders" ("DSM")-oriented scales. In contrast, analyses based on country-specific T-scores indicated that the distribution for the Spanish sample was significantly higher than for the American sample only on the Social Problems scale. No gender differences were found. Genetic and cultural influences on children's behavior and cultural influences on parental ratings of behavior are discussed.
American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. P.O. Box 1897, Lawrence, KS 66044-1897. Tel: 785-843-1235; Fax: 785-843-1274; e-mail: AJMR@allenpress.com; Web site: http://www.aaiddjournals.org/
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) (NIH); National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NIH)
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Identifiers - Location: Spain; United States
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Child Behavior Checklist
Grant or Contract Numbers: R37HD29957; R01NS35102