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Conners' Teacher Rating Scale for preschool children

Title: Conners' Teacher Rating Scale for preschool children: a revised, brief, age-specific measure.
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Name(s): Purpura, David J, author
Lonigan, Christopher J, author
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Date Issued: 2009-03-01
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: The Conners' Teacher Rating Scale-Revised (CTRS-R) is one of the most commonly used measures of child behavior problems. However, the scale length and the appropriateness of some of the items on the scale may reduce the usefulness of the CTRS-R for use with preschoolers. In this study, a Graded Response Model analysis based on Item Response Theory was applied to the CTRS-R data from 669 preschool children. Children in this data sample ranged in age from 25 to 74 months, and 44.4% were identified as African American, 45.4% Caucasian, 10.2% other. The sample was 53.7% boys and 46.3% girls. A revised version of the scale was developed specifically for use with preschool children. Five items each for the Inattention, Hyperactivity/Impulsivity, and Opposition scales were included in the revised scale. The revised scales significantly reduce the time needed for teachers to complete the measures while retaining the scales' ability to discriminate children with different levels of behavioral problems.
Identifier: FSU_pmch_19283604 (IID), 10.1080/15374410802698446 (DOI), PMC3279732 (PMCID), 19283604 (RID), 19283604 (EID), 909505330 (PII)
Grant Number: 1R01 HD38880, 2R01 HD30988, P50 HD052120, P50 HD052120-01
Publication Note: This NIH-funded author manuscript originally appeared in PubMed Central at http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3279732.
Subject(s): Age Factors
Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity/diagnosis
Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity/epidemiology
Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity/psychology
Child
Child Behavior Disorders/diagnosis
Child Behavior Disorders/epidemiology
Child Behavior Disorders/psychology
Child, Preschool
Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders
Faculty
Female
Humans
Male
Observer Variation
Reproducibility of Results
Severity of Illness Index
Socioeconomic Factors
Surveys and Questionnaires
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_pmch_19283604
Owner Institution: FSU
Is Part Of: Journal of clinical child and adolescent psychology : the official journal for the Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, American Psychological Association, Division 53.
1537-4424
Issue: iss. 2, vol. 38

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Purpura, D. J., & Lonigan, C. J. (2009). Conners' Teacher Rating Scale for preschool children: a revised, brief, age-specific measure. Journal Of Clinical Child And Adolescent Psychology : The Official Journal For The Society Of Clinical Child And Adolescent Psychology, American Psychological Association, Division 53. Retrieved from http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_pmch_19283604