Aggression, Development, Rasch Analysis, Behavior Problems, Oppositional Behavior
A majority of research investigating aggression and its development in children has relied upon the use of rating scales such as the Child Behavior Checklist (CBCL). These scales are typically developed using a conventional factor analytic approach for the selection and retention of scale items, but may not contain sufficient numbers of items to adequately assess the unidimensional construct or developmental trajectory of aggressive behavior in youths. The present study evaluates specific psychometric properties of CBCL Aggressive and Delinquency Problems clinical syndrome scale items to determine the degree to which they reflect the breadth and established developmental trajectory of aggressive behavior in youth.
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Master of Science (M.S.)
College of Sciences
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LaFond, Scott, "Developmental Trajectory Of Aggressive Behavior In Clinically Referred Boys: A Rasch Analysis" (2008). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 3749.