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Children Aggression Scale-Parent Version (CAS-P): Turkish validity and reliability study

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Ege Universitesi Tip Fakultesi, Psikolojik Danismanlik ve Rehberlik

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Ege Universitesi Tip Fakultesi Cocuk ve Ergen Ruh Sagligi ve Hastaliklari

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Denizli Devlet Hastanesi, Cocuk ve Ergen Ruh Sagligi ve Hastaliklari Klinigi

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Kartal Gurbuz Bora Ilkokulu, Rehberlik Servisi, Istanbul

Alpha Psychiatry 2016; 17: Supplement 77-84
DOI: 10.5455/apd.180426
Read: 210 Downloads: 98 Published: 01 February 2016

Objective: The aim of this study was to examine the psychometric properties of the Children Aggression Scale-Parent Version. CAS-P developed to help evaluate severity, frequency and diversity of aggressive behavior. Methods: The scale has 33 items representing five domains. The CAS-P was completed for 473 clinically referred children’s parents. Validity was evaluated by examining the relationship of CAS-P scores to other criteria parent rating scales and for the construct validity confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) was conducted. For the reliability the internal consistency were examined. Results: Consistent with previous research, confirmatory factor analysis of the CAS-P confirmed the good-fit of the original model (χ2=842.15; sd=302; χ2/sd)=2.7; RMSEA=0.069; CFI=0.96; NFI=0.95). In order to test the scale for construct validity, the Child Behavior Checklist/4-18 and DSM-IV based Behavior Disorder Screening and rating scale were administered to participants, and the correlations with clinical constructs were in the expected direction. Also the reliability analysis revealed that the CAS-P subscales demonstrated high internal consistency. Conclusion: In the light of the findings, it was concluded that the Turkish version of CAS-P could be used as a reliable and valid tool in research and treatment contexts. [Anadolu Psikiyatri Derg 2016; 17(0.100): 77-82]

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