Validity of the Missouri Children's Picture Series as a Predictor of Childhood Sleep Disturbances

Stephen J. Dollinger, Robert L. Schum, Mark J. Reader, Barbara Nichols

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Abstract

In view of recent findings in a retrospective study by two of the authors, the present research was designed to systematically assess the validity of the Missouri Children's Picture Series sleep disturbance scale. Study I compared groups of restless sleepers and nocturnal enuretics with matched cohorts attending a summer residential program for children with communication-related disorders. Study II examined the relation of two MCPS scales to parent reports of corresponding problems, using a multitrait-multimethod matrix, individual correlations, and cluster analysis. Neither study provided convincing evidence for the validity of the sleep disturbance scale.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)526-532
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Personality Assessment
Volume45
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1981
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis

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