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ERIC Number: EJ858355
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Sep
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1944-7515
Correlated and Coupled Within-Person Change in Emotional and Behavioral Disturbance in Individuals with Intellectual Disability
Hofer, Scott M.; Gray, Kylie M.; Piccinin, Andrea M.; Mackinnon, Andrew; Bontempo, Daniel E.; Einfeld, Stewart L.; Hoffman, Lesa; Parmenter, Trevor; Tonge, Bruce J.
American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, v114 n5 p307-321 Sep 2009
Individual change and variation in emotional/behavioral disturbance in children and adolescents with intellectual disability has received little empirical investigation. Based on 11 years of longitudinal data from the Australian Child to Adult Development Study, we report associations among individual differences in level, rate of change, and occasion-specific variation across subscales of the Developmental Behavior Checklist (DBC) with 506 participants who had intellectual disability and were ages 5 to 19 years at study entry. Correlations among the five DBC subscales ranged from 0.43 to 0.66 for level, 0.43 to 0.88 for rate of change, and 0.31 to 0.61 for occasion-specific variation, with the highest correlations observed consistently between disruptive, self-absorbed, and communication disturbance behaviors. These interdependencies among dimensions of emotional/behavioral disturbance provide insight into the developmental dynamics of psychopathology from childhood through young adulthood.
American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. P.O. Box 1897, Lawrence, KS 66044-1897. Tel: 785-843-1235; Fax: 785-843-1274; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education; Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Developmental Behavior Checklist