Multidimensional latent-construct analysis of children's social information processing patterns: correlations with aggressive behavior problems.


Journal Article

Social information processing (SIP) patterns were conceptualized in orthogonal domains of process and context and measured through responses to hypothetical vignettes in a stratified sample of 387 children (50% boys; 49% minority) from 4 geographical sites followed from kindergarten through 3rd grade. Multidimensional, latent-construct, confirmatory factor analyses supported the within-construct internal consistency, cross-construct discrimination, and multidimensionality of SIP patterns. Contrasts among nested structural equation models indicated that SIP constructs significantly predicted children's aggressive behavior problems as measured by later teacher reports. The findings support the multidimensional construct validity of children's social cognitive patterns and the relevance of SIP patterns in children's aggressive behavior problems.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Dodge, KA; Laird, R; Lochman, JE; Zelli, A; Conduct Problems Prevention Research Group,

Published Date

  • March 2002

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 14 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 60 - 73

PubMed ID

  • 11911050

Pubmed Central ID

  • 11911050

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1939-134X

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1040-3590

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1037//1040-3590.14.1.60


  • eng