Analysis of Two Measures of Child Behavior Problems by African American, Latino, and Non-Hispanic Caucasian Parents of Young Children: A Focus Group Study

Abigail B. Sivan, Alison Ridge, Deborah Gross, Reginald Richardson, Julia Cowell

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Abstract

This study examined how parents from different racial/ethnic, income, and language groups viewed two widely used parent-report measures of child behavior problems, the Child Behavior Checklist and the Eyberg Child Behavior Inventory. Seventy African American, Latino, and non-Latino Caucasian parents of preschoolers stratified by income met in 1 of 15 focus groups to discuss their perceptions of the instruments. Participants agreed that items on these instruments were relevant indicators of child behavior problems. Overall, parents found the items on both instruments useful, comprehensible, and acceptable. The findings support the use of these instruments in pediatric practice with ethnically diverse parents of young children.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)20-27
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of pediatric nursing
Volume23
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 2008
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics

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