A "Common-Language" Version of the California Child Q-Set for Personality Assessment
J. Block and J.H. Block's (1980) California Child Q-Set (CCQ), a unique instrument used by professional observers to assess children's personalities, has contributed important information about the nature of personality development. The authors of this article introduce language-simplifying modifications to the items in the original CCQ for this assessment procedure to be used with a wide range of nonprofessional observers (e.g., parents with little formal education). Reliability and validity assessments show that the "common-language" version of the CCQ can be used with lay persons to yield reliable, valid, and valuable information about the links between personality functioning and problems in adaptive functioning in diverse populations.
Caspi, A; Block, J; Block, JH; Klopp, B; Lynam, D; Moffitt, TE; Stouthamer-Loeber, M
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