ERIC Number: EJ950144
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Sep
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Test-Retest Reliability and Criterion Validity of the Chinese Version of CBCL, TRF, and YSR
Leung, Patrick W. L.; Kwong, S. L.; Tang, C. P.; Ho, T. P.; Hung, S. F.; Lee, C. C.; Hong, S. L.; Chiu, C. M.; Liu, W. S.
Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, v47 n9 p970-973 Sep 2006
Background: Psychometric properties of the Chinese version of CBCL, TRF, and YSR were understudied. This study aimed at examining their test-retest reliability and criterion validity. Methods: Three Chinese community and clinic samples were recruited in Hong Kong. The parents, teachers, and youths respectively completed the CBCL, TRF, and YSR. Results: The Chinese CBCL, TRF, and YSR were test-retest reliable and valid. However, there was score/case attenuation at retest. CBCL and TRF appeared to screen externalizing and ADHD problems better, while YSR screened internalizing problems better. Conclusions: Clinicians should be cautious about score/case attenuation at retest while using CBCL, TRF, and YSR to chart patients' progress. They should also recognize their different strengths in screening various disorders.
Descriptors: Test Validity, Test Reliability, Measures (Individuals), Foreign Countries, Antisocial Behavior, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Self Destructive Behavior, Child Behavior
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Identifiers - Location: Hong Kong
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Child Behavior Checklist