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The Application of the Adult Self-Report and the Adult Behavior Checklist Form to Chinese Adults: Syndrome Structure, Inter-Informant Agreement, and Cultural Comparison

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Department of Family and Community Health, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
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Department of Psychiatry, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT 05405, USA
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Academic Editors: Emma Motrico, Maria Luisa Rodero-Cosano, Jose A. Salinas-Perez, Sonia Conejo-Cerón, Nasser Bagheri and Giulio Castelpietra
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18(12), 6352; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18126352
Received: 13 May 2021 / Revised: 4 June 2021 / Accepted: 7 June 2021 / Published: 11 June 2021
(This article belongs to the Collection Social Determinants of Mental Health)
Given the global public health burden of mental illness, there is a critical need for culturally validated psychopathology assessment tools that perform well in diverse societies. This study examines the psychometric properties of the Adult Self-Report (ASR) and Adult Behavioral Checklist (ABCL) from the Achenbach System of Empirically Based Assessments in adults in China. Chinese adults (N = 1276) and their spouses completed the ASR and ABCL, respectively. We conducted confirmatory factor analysis on 99 ASR items and 93 ABCL items. Estimators of model fit confirmed that both measures demonstrated excellent fit (e.g., root mean square error of approximation = 0.016 and 0.018, respectively). Syndrome loadings on both measures were satisfactory but generally higher on the ASR. Neither gender nor education had significant effects, but there were informant x gender effects on most problem scales. Cross-informant agreement correlations between the ASR and ABCL were medium to large. Findings from this novel sample of Chinese adults are consistent with previous validation studies supporting the dimensionality, syndrome structure, gender differences, and inter-informant agreement of the ASR and ABCL. Our findings contribute to the cross-cultural understanding of mental health assessment and offer a psychometrically sound approach to measuring adult psychopathology in Chinese populations. View Full-Text
Keywords: psychopathology; ASEBA; ASR; ABCL; adult behavior; psychometric; cultural comparison psychopathology; ASEBA; ASR; ABCL; adult behavior; psychometric; cultural comparison
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Liu, J.; Dong, F.; Lee, C.M.; Reyes, J.; Ivanova, M. The Application of the Adult Self-Report and the Adult Behavior Checklist Form to Chinese Adults: Syndrome Structure, Inter-Informant Agreement, and Cultural Comparison. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18, 6352. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18126352

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Liu J, Dong F, Lee CM, Reyes J, Ivanova M. The Application of the Adult Self-Report and the Adult Behavior Checklist Form to Chinese Adults: Syndrome Structure, Inter-Informant Agreement, and Cultural Comparison. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2021; 18(12):6352. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18126352

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Liu, Jianghong, Fanghong Dong, Christopher M. Lee, Jenny Reyes, and Masha Ivanova. 2021. "The Application of the Adult Self-Report and the Adult Behavior Checklist Form to Chinese Adults: Syndrome Structure, Inter-Informant Agreement, and Cultural Comparison" International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 18, no. 12: 6352. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18126352

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