ORIGINAL CONTRIBUTION

European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

, 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

  • A. RoussosAffiliated withAttiki Child Psychiatry Hospital 4 Garefi Street 115 25 Athens Greece e-mail: alrousou@ath.forthnet.gr
  • , G. KarantanosAffiliated withAttiki Child Psychiatry Hospital 4 Garefi Street 115 25 Athens Greece e-mail: alrousou@ath.forthnet.gr
  • , C. RichardsonAffiliated withPanteion University of Social and Political Sciences Athens, Greece
  • , C. HartmanAffiliated withDepartment of Clinical Psychology University of Amsterdam The Netherlands
  • , D. KarajiannisAffiliated withAttiki Child Psychiatry Hospital 4 Garefi Street 115 25 Athens Greece e-mail: alrousou@ath.forthnet.gr
  • , S. KyprianosAffiliated withAttiki Child Psychiatry Hospital 4 Garefi Street 115 25 Athens Greece e-mail: alrousou@ath.forthnet.gr
  • , H. LazaratouAffiliated withAttiki Child Psychiatry Hospital 4 Garefi Street 115 25 Athens Greece e-mail: alrousou@ath.forthnet.gr
  • , O. MahairaAffiliated withAttiki Child Psychiatry Hospital 4 Garefi Street 115 25 Athens Greece e-mail: alrousou@ath.forthnet.gr
  • , M. TassiAffiliated withAttiki Child Psychiatry Hospital 4 Garefi Street 115 25 Athens Greece e-mail: alrousou@ath.forthnet.gr
    • , V. ZoubouAffiliated withAttiki Child Psychiatry Hospital 4 Garefi Street 115 25 Athens Greece e-mail: alrousou@ath.forthnet.gr

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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.

Key words Standardization CBCL TRF school age Greece