Validating the Children's Behavior Questionnaire in Dutch children: Psychometric properties and a cross-cultural comparison of factor structures

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Abstract

In this article, we examined the factorial validity of the Dutch translation of the Children's Behavior Questionnaire (CBQ) and the Very Short Form scores. In addition, we conducted cross-cultural comparisons of temperament structure. In total, 353 parents of 6- to 8-year-olds completed the instrument. The original higher order factor structure of the different CBQ forms was generally replicated and represented the three broad dimensions of temperament: Surgency/Extraversion, Negative Affectivity, and Effortful Control. For the Standard Form, results demonstrated a relatively high degree of factor similarity of the Dutch sample with other cultures (e.g., China and Japan). The findings provide evidence for applicability of the CBQ in Western Europe as a promising instrument to comprehensively assess reactive and self-regulative temperamental dimensions in young children.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)417-426
Number of pages10
JournalPsychological Assessment
Volume23
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2011

Keywords

  • children's behavior questionnaire
  • validation
  • factor analysis
  • standard and very short form
  • children
  • PERSONALITY-DEVELOPMENT
  • CHILDHOOD TEMPERAMENT
  • INFANT TEMPERAMENT
  • PRESCHOOL-CHILDREN
  • YOUNG-CHILDREN
  • STYLE
  • BOYS
  • AGE
  • US

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