Child Problem Behavior Checklist


The Child Problem Behavior Checklist is a 24-item measure which was generated from the Child Behavior Checklist (Achenbach & Edelbrock, 1981), the Revised Behavior Problem Checklist (Quay & Peterson, 1987) and other behavior checklists.

Abstract

The Child Problem Behavior Checklist is a 24-item measure that was generated from the Child Behavior Checklist (Achenbach & Edelbrock, 1981), the Revised Behavior Problem Checklist (Quay & Peterson, 1987) and other behavior checklists. Items tap child externalizing behavior problems. This measure is part of the parent screen administered to all children in their first year (see Lochman & Conduct Problems Prevention Research Group, 1995, for more detailed information on the screening measures and procedures). The items are coded on a 4-point scale that rate frequency of specific behaviors ("never", "almost never", "some times", "often").

A total score was computed as the mean of all the items, Mean Child Problem Behavior Score. A t-score is calculated for the Mean Child Problem Behavior Score. Finally, a Derived T-Score is calculated that sums the Child Problem Behavior T-Score and the TOCA T-Score (from the TOCA also administered in year 1).
Cronbach’s alpha coefficient for the Mean Child Problem Behavior Score for the normative sample was 0.88 and for the high-risk sample was 0.76, indicating a high reliability for both samples.

It is recommended that the items be used as a summed, mean scale to serve as the parent portion of a multiple-gating screening procedure for child behavior problems. The items demonstrated good reliability and the parent screen added to the effectiveness of the teacher screening in predicting to first grade problem behavior.

Dataset Names

Raw Dataset Name: PxA
Scored Dataset Name: CPBySPc

Keywords

Parental Report, Behavior Problems, Aggression, Oppositional Defiant, Social Competence, Antisocial Behavior