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ERIC Number: EJ928208
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Aug
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 22
ISSN: ISSN-0091-0627
Testing Multicultural Robustness of the Child Behavior Checklist in a National Epidemiological Sample in Uruguay
Viola, Laura; Garrido, Gabriela; Rescorla, Leslie
Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, v39 n6 p897-908 Aug 2011
Comparisons of Child Behavior Checklist (CBCL) scores from 31 societies (Rescorla et al. "Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders" 15:13-142 2007) supported the instrument's multicultural robustness, but none of these societies was in South America. The present study tested the multicultural robustness of the 2001 CBCL using data from a national epidemiological survey in Uruguay. Participants were 1,374 6- to 11-year-olds recruited through 65 schools nationwide; 1,098 (80%) had received no mental health or special education services in the past year ("non-referred" group), whereas 276 ("referred" group) had been referred for mental health services, had repeated greater than or equal to 2 grades, or had significant developmental disabilities. Mean item ratings, factor structure, and scale internal consistencies were very similar to findings reported by Rescorla et al. ("Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders" 15:13-142 2007) and Ivanova et al. ("Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology" 36: 405-417 2007). Children from low SES school environments obtained higher problem scores, especially in the referred group. Gender, age, and referral status effects paralleled those in the U.S. Non-referred children obtained somewhat higher mean problem scores in Uruguay than in the U.S., but mean score differences between non-referred and referred children were smaller in Uruguay than the U.S. Findings supporting the CBCL's multicultural robustness in a South American country extend the generalizability of findings reported by Rescorla et al. ("Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders" 15:13-142 2007) for 31 societies.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Primary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: South America; Uruguay