Can the Social Behavior Questionnaire help meet the need for dimensional, transdiagnostic measures of childhood and adolescent psychopathology?

A.L. Murray, M. Eisner, D. Ribeaud

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Abstract

The shift toward transdiagnostic and dimensional approaches to psychopathology research has created a growing need for psychometric assessments that reflect this conceptualization. We aimed to test whether an omnibus measure of psychopathology, the Social Behavior Questionnaire (SBQ), has suitable properties to serve as a dimensional, transdiagnostic assessment. We used an item response theory (IRT) approach to evaluate the reliable ranges of measurement of the psychopathology dimensions measured by the SBQ. For the dimensions of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), Prosociality, Internalizing, and Externalizing, the SBQ can provide a reliable measure for below average to very high levels in a normative sample.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)674-679
JournalEuropean journal of psychological assessment
Volume35
Issue number5
Early online date5 Dec 2017
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 5 Dec 2017

Keywords

  • dimensional
  • item response theory
  • psychopathology
  • Social Behavior Questionnaire
  • transdiagnostic

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