Construct Validity of ADHD-IN, ADHD-HI, ODD toward Adults, Academic and Social Competence Dimensions with Teacher Ratings of Thai Adolescents: Additional Validity for the Child and Adolescent Disruptive Behavior Inventory

  • Francesca Shipp
  • G. Leonard Burns
  • Chris Desmul


Confirmatory factor analysis was used to test the construct validity of an attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder-inattention, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder-hyperactivity/impulsivity, oppositional defiant disorder toward adults, academic and social competence factor model with teacher ratings of Thai adolescents (n = 872) with the Child and Adolescent Disruptive Behavior Inventory. The five-factor model resulted in an adequate fit in an absolute sense (i.e., CFI = .960; TLI = .985; RMSEA = .065; and WRMR = .883). All the items had significant and substantial loadings on their respective factors (i.e., > .78) with the five-factors showing discriminant validity. The five-factor model also resulted in similar results for boys and girls separately as well as younger and older adolescents. The current findings with the teacher version of the measure in conjunction with earlier research with mothers’ and fathers’ ratings of Brazilian, Thai, and American children (Burns et al., Psychological Assessment, 20, 121-130, 2008) and Thai adolescents (Burns et al., Psychological Assessment, 21, 635-641, 2009) provide increasing support for the construct validity of Child and Adolescent Disruptive Behavior Inventory within multiple cultures. Procedures are also outlined to improve the content validity as well as test the construct validity of forthcoming parent and teacher DSM-V ADHD/ODD rating scales.


Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder Oppositional defiant disorder Teacher ratings Confirmatory factor analysis Thai adolescents 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Francesca Shipp
    • 1
  • G. Leonard Burns
    • 1
  • Chris Desmul
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyWashington State UniversityPullmanUSA
  2. 2.Com Score, Inc.SeattleUSA

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