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Type: Journal article
Title: The generalizability of the Youth Self-Report syndrome structure in 23 societies
Author: Ivanova, M.
Achenbach, T.
Dumenci, L.
Bilenberg, N.
Broberg, A.
Dopfner, M.
Forns, M.
Kanbayashi, Y.
Leung, P.
Mulatu, M.
Oh, K.
Sawyer, M.
Steinhausen, H.
Metzke, C.
Zilber, N.
Verhulst, F.
Rescorla, L.
Almqvist, F.
Bird, H.
Dobrean, A.
et al.
Citation: Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 2007; 75(5):729-738
Publisher: Amer Psychological Assoc
Issue Date: 2007
ISSN: 0022-006X
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.
Keywords: Humans; Syndrome; Models, Statistical; Reproducibility of Results; Affective Symptoms; Social Adjustment; Child Behavior Disorders; Somatoform Disorders; Personality Inventory; Psychometrics; Cross-Cultural Comparison; Adolescent; Child; Female; Male
RMID: 0020073081
DOI: 10.1037/0022-006X.75.5.729
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