Testing Syndromes of Psychopathology in Parent and Youth Ratings Across Societies

Ivanova, Masha Y. and Achenbach, Thomas M. and Rescorla, Leslie A. and Guo, Jiesi and Althoff, Robert R. and Kan, Kees-Jan and Almqvist, Fredrik and Begovac, Ivan and Broberg, Anders G. and Chahed, Myriam and da Rocha, Marina Monzani and Dobrean, Anca and Döepfner, Manfred and Erol, Nese and Fombonne, Eric and Fonseca, Antonio Castro and Forns, Maria and Frigerio, Alessandra and Grietens, Hans and Hewitt-Ramirez, Nohelia and Juarez, Fernando and Kajokienė, Ilona and Kanbayashi, Yasuko and Kim, Young-Ah and Larsson, Bo and Leung, Patrick and Liu, Xianchen and Maggiolini, Alfio and Minaei, Asghar and Moreira, Paulo A. S. and Oh, Kyung Ja and Petot, Djaouida and Pisa, Cecilia and Pomalima, Rolando and Roussos, Alexandra and Rudan, Vlasta and Sawyer, Michael and Shahini, Mimoza and Ferreira de Mattos Silvares, Edwiges and Simsek, Zeynep and Steinhausen, Hans-Christoph and Szirovicza, Lajos and Valverde, Jose and Viola, Laura and Weintraub, Sheila and Metzke, Christa Winkler and Wolanczyk, Tomasz and Woo, Bernardine and Zhang, Eugene Yuqing and Zilber, Nelly and Žukauskienė, Rita and Verhulst, Frank C.. (2018) Testing Syndromes of Psychopathology in Parent and Youth Ratings Across Societies. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology. pp. 1-14.

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As societies become increasingly diverse, mental health professionals need instruments for assessing emotional, behavioral, and social problems in terms of constructs that are supported within and across societies. Building on decades of research findings, multisample alignment confirmatory factor analyses tested an empirically based 8-syndrome model on parent ratings across 30 societies and youth self-ratings across 19 societies. The Child Behavior Checklist for Ages 6-18 and Youth Self-Report for Ages 11-18 were used to measure syndromes descriptively designated as Anxious/Depressed, Withdrawn/Depressed, Somatic Complaints, Social Problems, Thought Problems, Attention Problems, Rule-Breaking Behavior, and Aggressive Behavior. For both parent ratings (N = 61,703) and self-ratings (N = 29,486), results supported aggregation of problem items into 8 first-order syndromes for all societies (configural invariance), plus the invariance of item loadings (metric invariance) across the majority of societies. Supported across many societies in both parent and self-ratings, the 8 syndromes offer a parsimonious phenotypic taxonomy with clearly operationalized assessment criteria. Mental health professionals in many societies can use the 8 syndromes to assess children and youths for clinical, training, and scientific purposes.
Faculties and Departments:07 Faculty of Psychology
UniBasel Contributors:Steinhausen, Hans-Christoph
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
Publisher:Taylor & Francis
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
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