An assessment of the validity of the social competence scale of the Child Behaviour Checklist

Norrie, Jocelyn (1991) An assessment of the validity of the social competence scale of the Child Behaviour Checklist. Honours thesis, University of Southern Queensland. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

The Child Behaviour Checklist (CBCL)
(Achenbach, 1991) is one of the most commonly used
measures for identifying social competence and behaviour
problems in children. The present study aimed to assess
the questionable validity of the social competence (SC)
scale of the CBCL. Eighty-six children comprised a
general sample, 34 children comprised a low achieving
group and 46 children comprised a group exposed to
domestic violence. A CBCL was completed by the mothers
of these children and a score comput,ed for behaviour
syndromes and SC. Overall, results provide only minimal
validation of the SC scale of the CBCL. Reasons for
this are discussed and attention drawn to the need for
investigation of the construct of SC.


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Item Type: Thesis (Non-Research) (Honours)
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Bachelor of Applied Science (Honours) thesis.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - Department of Psychology (Up to 30 Jun 2013)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - Department of Psychology (Up to 30 Jun 2013)
Supervisors: Skuja, Kathy
Date Deposited: 13 Sep 2017 01:55
Last Modified: 25 Sep 2019 04:28
Uncontrolled Keywords: Child Behaviour Checklist; social competence problems; behaviour problems; children
Fields of Research (2008): 17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170106 Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology
Fields of Research (2020): 52 PSYCHOLOGY > 5203 Clinical and health psychology > 520399 Clinical and health psychology not elsewhere classified
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/33106

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