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A new self-report scale for assessment of adolescent psychopathology: factor structure, reliability, validity, and diagnostic sensitivity.

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Conners, CK; Wells, KC; Parker, JD; Sitarenios, G; Diamond, JM; Powell, JW
Published in: J Abnorm Child Psychol
December 1997

This paper describes four studies on self-reported problems in 2,243 adolescent males and females, 12 to 17 years of age. In Study 1, principal-axis factoring of 102 items covering 11 problem domains revealed six factors comprising 49.5% of the variance. Study 2 used confirmatory factor analysis of a 64-item reduced set on a new sample of 408 adolescents. Goodness-of-fit indicators suggested that the six-factor model had excellent fit to the data. Study 3 used data from the 2,157 adolescents used in the first two studies. Coefficient alphas ranged from .83 to .92. Median test-retest reliability for the six factors was .86. There was a consistent structure of the correlation matrix across age and gender. Study 4 was a study of criterion validity, using an additional sample of 86 children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Sensitivity and specificity were high, with an overall diagnostic efficiency of 83%. This new self-report scale, the Conners/Wells Adolescent Self-Report of Symptoms (CASS), may provide a useful component of a multimodal assessment of adolescent psychopathology.

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J Abnorm Child Psychol

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0091-0627

Publication Date

December 1997

Volume

25

Issue

6

Start / End Page

487 / 497

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • United States
  • Reproducibility of Results
  • Psychometrics
  • Psychological Tests
  • Male
  • Humans
  • Female
  • Factor Analysis, Statistical
  • Developmental & Child Psychology
  • Canada
 

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Conners, C. K., Wells, K. C., Parker, J. D., Sitarenios, G., Diamond, J. M., & Powell, J. W. (1997). A new self-report scale for assessment of adolescent psychopathology: factor structure, reliability, validity, and diagnostic sensitivity. J Abnorm Child Psychol, 25(6), 487–497. https://doi.org/10.1023/a:1022637815797
Conners, C. K., K. C. Wells, J. D. Parker, G. Sitarenios, J. M. Diamond, and J. W. Powell. “A new self-report scale for assessment of adolescent psychopathology: factor structure, reliability, validity, and diagnostic sensitivity.J Abnorm Child Psychol 25, no. 6 (December 1997): 487–97. https://doi.org/10.1023/a:1022637815797.
Conners CK, Wells KC, Parker JD, Sitarenios G, Diamond JM, Powell JW. A new self-report scale for assessment of adolescent psychopathology: factor structure, reliability, validity, and diagnostic sensitivity. J Abnorm Child Psychol. 1997 Dec;25(6):487–97.
Conners, C. K., et al. “A new self-report scale for assessment of adolescent psychopathology: factor structure, reliability, validity, and diagnostic sensitivity.J Abnorm Child Psychol, vol. 25, no. 6, Dec. 1997, pp. 487–97. Pubmed, doi:10.1023/a:1022637815797.
Conners CK, Wells KC, Parker JD, Sitarenios G, Diamond JM, Powell JW. A new self-report scale for assessment of adolescent psychopathology: factor structure, reliability, validity, and diagnostic sensitivity. J Abnorm Child Psychol. 1997 Dec;25(6):487–497.
Journal cover image

Published In

J Abnorm Child Psychol

DOI

ISSN

0091-0627

Publication Date

December 1997

Volume

25

Issue

6

Start / End Page

487 / 497

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • United States
  • Reproducibility of Results
  • Psychometrics
  • Psychological Tests
  • Male
  • Humans
  • Female
  • Factor Analysis, Statistical
  • Developmental & Child Psychology
  • Canada