Testing the teacher's report form syndromes in 20 societies

Masha Y. Ivanova, Thomas M. Achenbach, Leslie A. Rescorla, Lèvent Dumenci, Fredrik Almqvist, Marie Bathiche, Niels Bilenberg, Hector Bird, Anca Domuta, Nese Erol, Eric Fombonne, Antonio Fonseca, Alessandra Frigerio, Yasuko Kanbayashi, Michael C. Lambert, Patrick Leung, Xianchen Liu, Asghar Minaei, Alexandra Roussos, Zeynep SimsekSheila Weintraub, Tomasz Wolanczyk, Stephen Zubrick, Rita Zukauskiene, Frank C. Verhulst

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Standardized assessment instruments developed in one society are often used in other societies. However, it is important to determine empirically how assessment instruments developed in one society function in others. The present study tested the fit of the Teacher's Report Form syndrome structures in 20 diverse societies using data for 30,030 6- to 15-year-old students from Asia; Australia; the Caribbean; eastern, western, southern, and northern Europe; and the. Middle East. A correlated seven-syndrome model and a hierarchical Attention Problems model were tested separately in each of the 20 societies via confirmatory factor analyses. The results supported the fit of the models in the tested societies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)468-483
Number of pages16
JournalSchool Psychology Review
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology


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