publication . Other literature type . Article . 1993

Early emotional instability, prosocial behaviour, and aggression: some methodological aspects

Gian Vittorio Caprara; Concetta Pastorelli;
  • Published: 01 Mar 1993
  • Publisher: Wiley
Abstract
The internal consistency of Emotional Instability, Prosocial Behaviour, and Aggression scales was examined in elementary school children aged between 7 and 10 years. Multiple informants (self-report, teacher rating, mother rating, and peer nomination) were obtained on the above three dimensions. Relationships between the scales were first examined within the single informant frame of reference and then between informants. The concurrent validity was assessed using sociometric measures (popularity, rejection, social impact, and social preference) and the Achenbach and Edelbrock Child Behavior Checklist (teacher and parent form). The results confirm the internal v...
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free text keywords: Test validity, Developmental psychology, Rating scale, Internal validity, Validity, Aggression, medicine.symptom, medicine, Discriminant validity, Concurrent validity, Prosocial behavior, Psychology, Social psychology
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