Assessing children at risk: psychometric properties of the motor behavior checklist

Efstratopoulou, M., Janssen, R and Simons, J. (2013) Assessing children at risk: psychometric properties of the motor behavior checklist. Journal of Attention Disorders, 19 (12). pp. 1054-1063. ISSN 1087-0547

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OBJECTIVE: The psychometric properties of the Motor Behavior Checklist (MBC) were examined. METHOD: A normative database of primary students (N = 841), rated by their physical educators in school settings, were used to investigate the construct validity of the MBC, the internal consistency, the reproducibility, and the interrater agreement. RESULTS: Psychometric results supported the model. Confirmatory factor analyses revealed a second-order model with two (Externalizing and Internalizing) broadband domains and seven problems scales: Lack of Attention (10 items), Hyperactivity/Impulsivity (14 items), Rules Breaking (7 items), Low Energy (4 items), Stereotyped Behaviors (2 items), Lack of Social Interaction (10 items), and Lack of Self-Regulation (12 items). CONCLUSION: Although MBC for children is not a diagnostic tool itself, it can provide valid complementary information on attentional, emotional, and developmental problems in children when used by physical educators in school settings. © The Author(s) 2013.

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Additional Information: © 2020 Sage. This is an author accepted manuscript of a paper subsequently published in Journal of Attention Disorders. Uploaded in accordance with the publisher's self-archiving policy.
Divisions: School of Social Science
Depositing User: Maria Efstratopoulou
Date Deposited: 11 May 2020 11:32
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