Reliability and validity of the eyberg child behavior inventory with African–American and Latino parents of young children†
Article first published online: 22 MAR 2007
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Research in Nursing & Health
Volume 30, Issue 2, pages 213–223, April 2007
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Gross, D., Fogg, L., Young, M., Ridge, A., Cowell, J., Sivan, A. and Richardson, R. (2007), Reliability and validity of the eyberg child behavior inventory with African–American and Latino parents of young children. Res. Nurs. Health, 30: 213–223. doi: 10.1002/nur.20181
The authors gratefully acknowledge comments from Cynthia Garcia Coll.
- Issue published online: 22 MAR 2007
- Article first published online: 22 MAR 2007
- Manuscript Accepted: 2 NOV 2006
- National Institute of Nursing Research. Grant Number: R01 NR07750
- Eyberg Child Behavior Inventory;
- preschool children;
This study evaluated the reliability, equivalence, and convergent validity of the Eyberg Child Behavior Inventory (ECBI) in 682, 2- to 4-year-old children. For analysis, parent informants' data were blocked by race/ethnicity (African–American, Latino, non-Latino White), family income (low versus middle/upper), child's gender, and ECBI language version (English and Spanish). ECBI scales had high internal consistency reliabilities and good convergence with the Child Behavior Checklist/1–5. Some racial/ethnic and income effects were found. There were no mean differences by ECBI language version or by child gender. Using confirmatory factor analysis, a single-factor invariant model of the ECBI Intensity Scale provided a good fit with the data across racial/ethnic and income groups. Implications for using the ECBI to measure behavior problems in young children of color are discussed. © 2007 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. Res Nurs Health 30: 213–223, 2007