The equivalence of the Child Behavior Checklist/11/2-5 across parent race/ethnicity, income level, and language

Deborah Ann Gross, Louis Fogg, Michael Young, Alison Ridge, Julia Muennich Cowell, Reginald Richardson, Abigail Sivan

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This study examined the equivalence of the Child Behavior Checklist/1 1/2-5 (CBCL/1 1/2-5) in 682 parents of 2- to 4-year-old children stratified by parent race/ethnicity (African American, Latino, and non-Latino White), family income (low vs. middle-upper), and language version (Spanish vs. English). Externalizing Scale means differed by income and child gender. Internalizing Scale means differed by income and parent race/ethnicity. Differential item analyses showed that few items functioned differently by racial/ethnic, language, and income group. A confirmatory factor analysis demonstrated that the Externalizing Scale provided a good fit with the data across racial/ethnic and income groups. However, model fit was improved for the Internalizing Scale when factor weights were allowed to vary. Findings support the equivalence of the CBCL/1 1/2-5 when used with parents of low-income preschool children from African American and Latino backgrounds, although further study of the factor structure for the Internalizing Scale is recommended.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)313-323
Number of pages11
JournalPsychological Assessment
Volume18
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2006
Externally publishedYes

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Child Behavior
Checklist
Language
Hispanic Americans
African Americans
Parents
Preschool Children
Ethnic Groups
Statistical Factor Analysis
Weights and Measures

Keywords

  • Child Behavior Checklist
  • Measurement equivalence
  • Preschool behavior problems
  • Race/ethnicity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Applied Psychology

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The equivalence of the Child Behavior Checklist/11/2-5 across parent race/ethnicity, income level, and language. / Gross, Deborah Ann; Fogg, Louis; Young, Michael; Ridge, Alison; Cowell, Julia Muennich; Richardson, Reginald; Sivan, Abigail.

In: Psychological Assessment, Vol. 18, No. 3, 09.2006, p. 313-323.

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Gross, Deborah Ann ; Fogg, Louis ; Young, Michael ; Ridge, Alison ; Cowell, Julia Muennich ; Richardson, Reginald ; Sivan, Abigail. / The equivalence of the Child Behavior Checklist/11/2-5 across parent race/ethnicity, income level, and language. In: Psychological Assessment. 2006 ; Vol. 18, No. 3. pp. 313-323.
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