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ERIC Number: EJ815707
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 19
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1184-0412
Cross-Cultural Comparison of a French Canadian and U.S. Developmental Screening Test
Dionne, Carmen; Squires, Jane; Leclerc, Danielle; Peloquin, Josianne; McKinnon, Suzie
Developmental Disabilities Bulletin, v34 n1-2 p43-56 2006
The psychometric properties of the Ages & Stages Questionnaires (ASQ) (Bricker & Squires, 1999) used in a French-Canadian preschool population were compared with psychometric data derived from U.S. normative studies. The ASQ was translated into French (Bonin, Robaey, Vandaele, Bastin, & Lacroix, 2000) and used in four early childhood day care centers, with children ages 4-60 months. The psychometric properties of the French version are presented at the 42-, 48-, 54-, and 60-month ASQ intervals. Internal consistency varied across domains, from alpha of 0.24 for personal social domain at 60 months to 0.81 for communication at 48 months. Generally, the internal consistency properties, means, and standard deviations of the ASQ were similar in the French translation, but variations across US and French-Canadian populations were observed. The results are supportive of further development of the French version of the ASQ. (Contains 4 tables.)
J.P. Das Developmental Disabilities Centre. 6-102 Education North, University of Alberta, Edmonton AB T6G 2G5, Canada. Tel: 780-492-4505; Fax: 780-492-1318; Web site: http://www.ualberta.ca/~jpdasddc/bulletin/index.html
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada