Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology

, Volume 24, Issue 5, pp 651–664

Cross-cultural generalizability of the youth self-report and teacher's report form cross-informant syndromes

  • Astrid de Groot
  • Hans M. Koot
  • Frank C. Verhulst
Article

DOI: 10.1007/BF01670105

Cite this article as:
Groot, A.., Koot, H.M. & Verhulst, F.C. J Abnorm Child Psychol (1996) 24: 651. doi:10.1007/BF01670105

Abstract

Exploratory factor analyses on 569 Youth Self-Reports and 1,221 Teacher's Report Forms of clinically referred Dutch children revealed six and eight factors respectively, very similar to the eight YSR and TRF cross-informant syndromes derived by Achenbach (1991c, 1991d). Mean cross-cultural correlations were .89 for YSR syndromes and .95 for TRF syndromes. In confirmatory factor analyses of the Dutch and American YSR and TRF factor models in cross-validation samples of 570 YSRs and 1,221 TRFs, goodness-of-fit indices were only slightly better for Dutch factor models. The American cross-informant Social Problems and Attention Problems syndromes had the poorest fit. The application of the eight American cross-informant syndromes to Dutch self-and teacher reports was supported.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Astrid de Groot
    • 1
  • Hans M. Koot
    • 2
  • Frank C. Verhulst
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Child and Adolescent PsychiatryErasmus University RotterdamThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Department of Child and Adolescent PsychiatrySophia Children's HospitalRotterdamThe Netherlands
  3. 3.Department of Child and Adolescent PsychiatryErasmus University Rotterdam/Sophia Children's HospitalRotterdamThe Netherlands

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