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ERIC Number: EJ1214985
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019-Jun
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0734-2829
The Development of the Children's Emotional Adjustment Scale--Preschool Version
Thorlacius, Örnólfur; Gudmundsson, Einar
Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, v37 n3 p263-279 Jun 2019
The study examined the psychometric properties of the Children's Emotional Adjustment Scale--Preschool Version (CEAS-P), a new behavioral rating scale completed by parents. The scale measures preschoolers' emotional functioning across three competency-based factors (Temper control, Social assertiveness, Anxiety control) anchored on healthy emotional development. In two independent community samples, mothers of 231 and 802 children aged 3 to 5 years answered the CEAS-P and the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ). Exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis supported the proposed factor structure. Scores on the CEAS-P factors were found to have satisfactory reliability (a = 0.88-0.93) and acceptable concurrent validity with the SDQ. Temper control showed the highest correlation with SDQ Conduct problems (r = -0.66), whereas Social assertiveness and Anxiety control evidenced the highest correlations with SDQ Emotional symptoms (r = -0.45 and r = -0.59, respectively). The findings suggest that the CEAS-P can be used to measure preschoolers' emotional competence and may benefit researchers and practitioners examining normal as well as abnormal aspects of child mental health and development.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Iceland
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire
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