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Equivalency for father and mother ratings of the ADHD symptoms


Gomez, R, Equivalency for father and mother ratings of the ADHD symptoms, Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 38, (3) pp. 303-314. ISSN 0091-0627 (2010) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1007/s10802-009-9370-9


The study used multiple-group confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) and multiple indicators multiple causes (MIMIC) procedures to examine the measurement and construct equivalencies for father and mother ratings of ADHD symptoms, recoded as binary scores. Fathers (N = 387) and mothers (N = 411) rated their primary school-aged children on the Disruptive Behavior Rating Scale (Barkley & Murphy, 1998). For the multiple-group CFA analyses, the results involving differences in practical fit indices supported full measurement and construct equivalencies, whereas the chi-square difference test showed lack of equivalency in five symptoms for factor loadings, four symptoms for error variance, and the variance and mean scores for the hyperactivity-impulsivity factor. For the MIMIC analyses, six symptoms lacked equivalency for thresholds. These findings extend existing data in this area. The theoretical, psychometric and clinical implications of the findings are discussed.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords: ADHD symptoms - Mother and father ratings - Measurement equivalency
Research Division:Psychology
Research Group:Clinical and health psychology
Research Field:Health psychology
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Public health (excl. specific population health)
Objective Field:Mental health
UTAS Author:Gomez, R (Professor Rapson Gomez)
ID Code:63791
Year Published:2010
Web of Science® Times Cited:5
Deposited By:Psychology
Deposited On:2010-05-31
Last Modified:2015-01-27
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