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Type: Journal article
Title: Subfactors of DSM-IV conduct disorder: Evidence and connections with syndromes from the child behavior checklist
Author: Tackett, J.
Krueger, R.
Sawyer, M.
Graetz, B.
Citation: Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 2003; 31(6):647-654
Publisher: Kluwer Academic/plenum Publ
Issue Date: 2003
ISSN: 0091-0627
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Jennifer L. Tackett, Robert F. Krueger, Michael G. Sawyer and Brian W. Graetz
Abstract: Is conduct disorder (CD) as defined in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV; American Psychiatric Association, 1994) a unitary entity, or do variants of CD exist? We addressed this question, using data collected from the parents of 1,669 Australian boys, aged 6–17. Parents were interviewed to assess DSM-IV Conduct Disorder (DSM-IV CD) criteria. Results revealed 2 subfactors of DSM-IV CD symptoms, made up of overt behaviors (e.g., initiating physical fights) and covert behaviors (e.g., stealing without confrontation). Ordinary least squares regressions showed the 2 CD subfactors to be significantly and uniquely predicted by Child Behavior Checklist (CBCL; T. M. Achenbach, 1991a, 1991b) syndromes labeled Aggressive Behavior and Delinquent Behavior, respectively. The results are discussed in terms of the utility of differentiating these 2 variants of CD in future editions of the DSM.
Keywords: conduct disorder
antisocial behavior
factor analysis
child behavior checklist
Description: The original publication is available at
DOI: 10.1023/A:1026214324287
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