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Invariance of Parent Ratings of the ADHD Symptoms in Australian and Malaysian, and North European Australian and Malay Malaysia Children A Mean and Covariance Structures Analysis Approach

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Gomez, R, Invariance of Parent Ratings of the ADHD Symptoms in Australian and Malaysian, and North European Australian and Malay Malaysia Children A Mean and Covariance Structures Analysis Approach, Journal of Attention Disorders, 12, (5) pp. 422-433. ISSN 1087-0547 (2009) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1177/1087054708315171

Abstract

Objective: This study used the mean and covariance structures analysis approach to examine the equality or invariance of ratings of the 18 ADHD symptoms. Method: 783 Australian and 928 Malaysian parents provided ratings for an ADHD rating scale. Invariance was tested across these groups (Comparison 1), and North European Australian (n = 623) and Malay Malaysian (n = 571, Comparison 2) groups. Results: Results indicate support for form and item factor loading invariance; more than half the total number of symptoms showed item intercept invariance, and 14 symptoms showed invariance for error variances. There was invariance for both the factor variances and the covariance, and the latent mean scores for hyperactivity/impulsivity. For inattention latent scores, the Malaysian (Comparison 1) and Malay Malaysian (Comparison 2) groups had higher scores. Conclusion: These results indicate fairly good support for invariance for parent ratings of the ADHD symptoms across the groups compared. (J. of Att. Diss. 2009; 12(5) 422-433). © 2009 SAGE Publications.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
Research Group:Psychology
Research Field:Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health)
Objective Field:Behaviour and Health
Author:Gomez, R (Professor Rapson Gomez)
ID Code:56237
Year Published:2009
Web of Science® Times Cited:7
Deposited By:Psychology
Deposited On:2009-04-06
Last Modified:2015-01-27
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