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Syndromes of Collateral-Reported Psychopathology for Ages 18-59 in 18 Societies

Abstract : The purpose was to advance research and clinical methodology for assessing psychopathology by testing the international generalizability of an 8-syndrome model derived from collateral ratings of adult behavioral, emotional, social, and thought problems. Collateral informants rated 8,582 18-59-year-old residents of 18 societies on the Adult Behavior Checklist (ABCL). Confirmatory factor analyses tested the fit of the 8-syndrome model to ratings from each society. The primary model fit index (Root Mean Square Error of Approximation) showed good model fit for all societies, while secondary indices (Tucker Lewis Index, Comparative Fit Index) showed acceptable to good fit for 17 societies. Factor loadings were robust across societies and items. Of the 5,007 estimated parameters, 4 (0.08%) were outside the admissible parameter space, but 95% confidence intervals included the admissible space, indicating that the 4 deviant parameters could be due to sampling fluctuations. The findings are consistent with previous evidence for the generalizability of the 8-syndrome model in self-ratings from 29 societies, and support the 8-syndrome model for operationalizing phenotypes of adult psychopathology from multi-informant ratings in diverse societies.
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Masha Y. Ivanova, Thomas M. Achenbach, Leslie A. Rescorla, Lori V. Turner, Hervör Alma Árnadóttir, et al.. Syndromes of Collateral-Reported Psychopathology for Ages 18-59 in 18 Societies. International Journal of Clinical and Health Psychology, Asociación Española de Psicología Conductual (AEPC), 2015, 15 (1), pp.18--28. ⟨10.1016/j.ijchp.2014.07.001⟩. ⟨hal-01566709⟩

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