Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology

, Volume 15, Issue 4, pp 511–518 | Cite as

The Conners Abbreviated Teacher Rating Scale: Development of norms in Brazil

  • Gilberto N. O. Brito


Normative data for the Conners Abbreviated (10-item) Teacher Rating Scale (CATRS-10) derived from 1,068 children in Brazil are presented. Ratings of boys were higher than ratings of girls, and younger children had higher ratings than older children. Test-retest reliability data indicate that the CATRS-10 has acceptable reliability in Brazil but only when the same teacher rates the child at both test and retest (interval of 1 to 3 months). This study found that ratings at retest were significantly lower than ratings at first test whether or not the same teacher rated the child on both occasions. The CATRS-10 was shown to be a valid instrument in Brazil since children with behavioral problems requiring medical or psychological treatment were rated higher than children without such problems.


Young Child Normative Data Behavioral Problem Reliability Data Psychological Treatment 
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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • Gilberto N. O. Brito
    • 1
  1. 1.Centro de Ciencias MedicasUniversidade Federal FluminenseNiteroi, RJBrazil

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