Adult Behavior Checklist - Friend


The Adult Problem Behavior Checklist is based on Achenbach's (1997) 126 item meaure. This measure assesses multiple traits and was applied to a peer nominated by the Fast Track respondent. All questions of this measure applied to the Fast Track respondent as reported by the nominated peer.

Abstract

This measure was applied to a peer nominated by the Fast Track respondent. All questions of this measure applied to the Fast Track respondent as reported by the nominated peer.

The Adult Behavior Checklist-Friend is a 132-item instrument based on Achenbach’s 126 item measure. This measure was first added to the Fast Track Protocol in study year 19. This measure assesses multiple traits. The response options vary based on the type of question asked. The response “I prefer not to answer” is omitted from all tables. Most questions collected responses using three levels, namely “not true”, “sometime true” and “often true”. A different variation was used for 10 items, namely “never”, “sometimes” and “often”. The dichotomy “yes/no” is used in a single item.

There are 10 scales created in this measure reporting the following: Withdrawn Problem, Somatic Problem, Anxious/Depressed Problem, Internalizing, Intrusive Problems, Thought Problems, Attention Problems, Delinquent Behavior Problems, Aggressive Behavior Problems, Externalizing and the Total Sum of items. In addition to these 10 scales another 10 variables are generated, corresponding to each scale, by computing t-scores using Achenbach’s scoring protocol. The scores of these variables vary by gender.

Achenbach (1997) recommends that raw scores be used in research. At the high end of the distribution, raw scores may be more precise and uniform than t-scores. In addition, on the behavior syndromes – but not the problems scales – below average t-scores have been truncated at 50. However, if sex differences are not controlled in statistical analyses, it may be preferable to use t-scores.

Dataset Names

Raw Dataset Name: FyA
Scored Dataset Name: FSRySFc

Keywords

Withdrawn Problem, Somatic Problem, Anxious/Depressed Problem, Internalizing, Intrusive Problems, Thought Problems, Attention Problems, Delinquency Behavior Problems, Aggressive Behavior Problems, Externalizing