Testing the 8-syndrome structure of the child behavior checklist in 30 societies

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Abstract

There is a growing need for multicultural collaboration in child mental health services, training, and research. To facilitate such collaboration, this study tested the 8-syndrome structure of the Child Behavior Checklist (CBCL) in 30 societies. Parents' CBCL ratings of 58,051 6- to 18-year-olds were subjected to confirmatory factor analyses, which were conducted separately for each society. Societies represented Asia; Africa; Australia; the Caribbean; Eastern, Western, Southern, and Northern Europe; the Middle East; and North America. Fit indices strongly supported the correlated 8-syndrome structure in each of 30 societies. The results support use of the syndromes in diverse societies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)405-417
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology
Volume36
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes

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  • Psychology(all)
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology

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Ivanova, M. Y., Achenbach, T. M., Dumenci, L., Rescorla, L. A., Almqvist, F., Weintraub, S., Bilenberg, N., Bird, H., Chen, W. J., Dobrean, A., Döpfner, M., Erol, N., Fombonne, E., Fonseca, A. C., Frigerio, A., Grietens, H., Hannesdóttir, H., Kanbayashi, Y., Lambert, M., ... Verhulst, F. C. (2007). Testing the 8-syndrome structure of the child behavior checklist in 30 societies. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 36(3), 405-417.