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ERIC Number: EJ841870
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 15
ISSN: ISSN-1050-9674
Cluster-Derived Groupings of the Behavior Assessment System for Children among Male Juvenile Offenders
Scarborough, Zane T.; Glaser, Brian A.; Calhoun, Georgia B.; Stefurak, Tres; Petrocelli, John V.
Journal of Offender Rehabilitation, v39 n1 p1-17 2004
Examined the cluster-derived typologies of males in a juvenile offender sample. Adolescent males, age 12-17, in a regional youth detention center were given the Behavior Assessment System for Children-Self Report-Adolescent (BASC-SRP-A; C. Reynolds &R. Kamphaus, 1992) and the Millon Adolescent Clinical Inventory (MACI; T. Millon, 1993). Hierarchical cluster analysis was used to determine cluster membership across the scales of the BASC-SRP-A, and these clusters were compared to cluster groupings across the scales of the MACI. Clusters were then compared to the severity of youth offense history. A five-cluster solution was developed with only one cluster suggesting severe problem behaviors. However, all of the BASC-SRP-A clusters seemed to endorse more symptomatic problem behaviors on the MACI. Possible explanations for these findings are discussed, including the under-reporting or over-reporting of different instruments in certain populations. (Contains 2 tables and 5 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Behavior Assessment System for Children