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The generalizability of the Youth Self-Report syndrome structure in 23 societies

Ivanova, Masha Y. and Achenbach, Thomas M. and Rescorla, Leslie A. and Dumenci, Levent and Almqvist, Fredrik and Bilenberg, Niels and Bird, Hector and Broberg, Anders G. and Dobrean, Anca and Döpfner, Manfred and Erol, Nese and Forns, Maria and Hannesdottir, Helga and Kanbayashi, Yasuko and Lambert, Michael C. and Leung, Patrick and Minaei, Asghar and Mulatu, Mesfin S. and Novik, Torunn and Oh, Kyung Ja and Roussos, Alexandra and Sawyer, Michael and Simsek, Zeynep and Steinhausen, Hans-Christoph and Weintraub, Sheila and Winkler Metzke, Christa and Wolanczyk, Tomasz and Zilber, Nelly and Zukauskiene, Rita and Verhulst, Frank C.. (2007) The generalizability of the Youth Self-Report syndrome structure in 23 societies. Journal of consulting and clinical psychology, Vol. 75, H. 5. pp. 729-738.

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Abstract

As a basis for theories of psychopathology, clinical psychology and related disciplines need sound taxonomies that are generalizable across diverse populations. To test the generalizability of a statistically derived 8-syndrome taxonomic model for youth psychopathology, confirmatory factor analyses (CFAs) were performed on the Youth Self-Report (T. M. Achenbach & L. A. Rescorla, 2001) completed by 30,243 youths 11-18 years old from 23 societies. The 8-syndrome taxonomic model met criteria for good fit to the data from each society. This was consistent with findings for the parent-completed Child Behavior Checklist (Achenbach & Rescorla, 2001) and the teacher-completed Teacher's Report Form (Achenbach & Rescorla, 2001) from many societies. Separate CFAs by gender and age group supported the 8-syndrome model for boys and girls and for younger and older youths within individual societies. The findings provide initial support for the taxonomic generalizability of the 8-syndrome model across very diverse societies, both genders, and 2 age groups.
Faculties and Departments:07 Faculty of Psychology > Departement Psychologie > Ehemalige Einheiten Psychologie > Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology (Schneider)
UniBasel Contributors:Steinhausen, Hans-Christoph
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
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Publisher:American Psychological Association
ISSN:0022-006X
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
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