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Testing gender differential item functioning for ordinal and binary scored parent rated ADHD symptoms

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Gomez, R, Testing gender differential item functioning for ordinal and binary scored parent rated ADHD symptoms, Personality and Individual Differences: An International Journal of Research Into The Structure and Development of Personality and The Causation of Individual Differences, 42, (4) pp. 733-742. ISSN 0191-8869 (2007) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1016/j.paid.2006.08.011

Abstract

The study used the ordinal logistic regression method to examine gender differential item functioning (DIF) for ratings of the ADHD symptoms. This was examined for two different response scoring methods: ordinal and binary. Parents from the general community completed ratings for 742 and 733 primary school-aged girls and boys, respectively. Results indicate no gender DIF for all the ordinal scored inattention (IA) and hyperactivity/impulsivity (HI) symptoms, and all the binary scored IA symptoms. For the binary scored HI symptoms, there was DIF for one symptom, while DIF could not be computed for three symptoms. Overall, these findings suggest minimal gender DIF for the ADHD symptoms. The implications of the findings for the use of ADHD rating scales in clinical practice are discussed.

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:Mental Health
Author:Gomez, R (Professor Rapson Gomez)
ID Code:62842
Year Published:2007
Web of Science® Times Cited:14
Deposited By:Psychology
Deposited On:2010-03-25
Last Modified:2010-05-05
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