Factor structure of child behavior scale scores in Peruvian preschoolers

Erin L. Meyer, Barbara A. Schaefer, Cesar Merino Soto, Crystal S. Simmons, Rebecca Anguiano, Jeremy Brett, Alea Holman, Justin F. Martin, Heidi K. Hata, Kimberly J. Roberts, Zena R. Mello, Frank C. Worrell

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Behavior rating scales aid in the identification of problem behaviors, as well as the development of interventions to reduce such behavior. Although scores on many behavior rating scales have been validated in the United States, there have been few such studies in other cultural contexts. In this study, the structural validity of scores on a Spanish translation of the six-factor Child Behavior Scale (CBS) was assessed in a sample of 265 Peruvian preschool children who ranged from 2 to 6 years in age. Exploratory factor analysis yielded a four-factor structure, and reliability estimates for scores on the four factors were adequate. The authors suggest replicating the study and examining the utility of CBS scores in predicting future problem behaviors in this population.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)931-942
Number of pages12
JournalPsychology in the Schools
Issue number10
StatePublished - Jan 1 2011

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Education
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology


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