, Volume 8, Issue 3, pp 165-172

Achenbach's Child Behavior Checklist and Teachers' Report Form in a normative sample of Greek children 6–12 years old

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Abstract

 Achenbach's Child Behavior Checklist (CBCL) and Teachers' Report Form (TRF) were administered to 6–12 year old school children comprising a large random community sample (n = 1200) drawn from the whole of Greece. These are the first data on the TRF in Greece and the first nation-wide data on the CBCL. Appropriate cutoff points for the behavioral problems and competence scales of both questionnaires were obtained for boys and girls. These were considerably higher than USA cutoffs for the CBCL but not for the TRF. Analysis of scores in relation to degree of urbanization showed that it was not necessary to define different cutoffs in different strata. Parents' and teachers' ratings of the same child were most highly correlated for Externalizing and Aggressive behavior for boys and for Attention problems for both sexes.

Accepted: 9 December 1998