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Child Behavior Checklist (CBCL)

Child Behavior Checklist (CBCL)

The Child Behavior Profiles were designed for children and adolescents ages 6 to 18. The Child Behavior Checklist (CBCL) is a standardized questionnaire administered to parents to obtain reports of their children’s social competence and behavioral problems. It takes parents five to 10 minutes to complete the questionnaire. Additional versions are available, including the Teacher’s Report Form and Youth Self-Report (from age 11). The CBCL has been translated into various languages.

Achenbach, T.M. (1978). The child behavior profile: An empirically based system for assessing children’s behavioral problems and competencies. International Journal of Mental Health, 7(3-4), 24-42. https://doi.org/10.1080/00207411.1978.11448806

Kariuki, S.M., Abubakar, A., Murray, E., Stein, A., & Newton, C.R.J.C. (2016). Evaluation of psychometric properties and factorial structure of the pre-school child behaviour checklist at the Kenyan Coast. Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health, 10, Article ID 1. http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13034-015-0089-9

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