Behavioral and Emotional Problems Reported by Parents of Children Ages 6 to 16 in 31 Societies

Rescorla, Leslie and Achenbach, Thomas and Ivanova, Masha Y. and Dumenci, Levent and Almqvist, Fredrik and Bilenberg, Niels and Bird, Hector and Chen, Wei and Dobrean, Anca and Döpfner, Manfred and Erol, Nese and Fombonne, Eric and Fonseca, Antonio and Frigerio, Alessandra and Grietens, Hans and Hannesdottir, Helga and Kanbayashi, Yasuko and Lambert, Michael and Larsson, BO and Leung, Patrick and Liu, achso and Minaei, Asghar and Mulatu, Mesfin S. and Novik, Torunn S. and Oh, Kyung-Ja and Roussos, Alexandra and Sawyer, Michael and Simsek, Zeynep and Steinhausen, Hans-Christoph and Weintraub, Sheila and Weisz, John and Metzke, Christa Winkler and Wolanczyk, Tomasz and Yang, Hao-Jan and Zilber, Nelly and Zukauskiene, Rita and Verhulst, Frank. (2007) Behavioral and Emotional Problems Reported by Parents of Children Ages 6 to 16 in 31 Societies. Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders, 15 (3). pp. 130-142.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/10634266070150030101

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This study compared parents' ratings of behavioral and emotional problems on the Child Behavior Checklist (Achenbach, 1991;Achenbach & Rescorla, 2001) for general population samples of children ages 6 to 16 from 31 societies (N = 55,508). Effect sizes for society ranged from .03 to .14. Effect sizes for gender were ≤ .01, with girls generally scoring higher on Internalizing problems and boys generally scoring higher on Externalizing problems. Effect sizes for age were ≤ .01 and varied across types of problems.Total Problems scores for 19 of 31 societies were within 1 SD of the overall mean of 22.5. Bisociety correlations for mean item scores averaged .74. The findings indicate that parents' reports of children's problems were similar in many ways across highly diverse societies. Nonetheless, effect sizes for society were larger than those for gender and age, indicating the need to take account of multicultural variations in parents' reports of children's problems.
Faculties and Departments:07 Faculty of Psychology > Departement Psychologie > Forschungsbereich Klinische Psychologie und Neurowissenschaften > Klinische Psychologie und Epidemiologie (Lieb)
UniBasel Contributors:Steinhausen, Hans-Christoph
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Article Subtype:Research Article
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