Child’s Challenging Behaviour Scale, Version 2 (CCBS-2): Psychometric Evaluation With Young Children

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Abstract

OBJECTIVE.

In this article, we evaluate psychometric properties of the Child’s Challenging Behaviour Scale, Version 2 (CCBS-2) with mothers of young, typically developing children.

METHOD.

A cross-sectional mail survey with Australian mothers (N = 337) included the CCBS-2, the Depression Anxiety Stress Scales, and the Parents’ Evaluation of Developmental Status scale.

RESULTS.

Internal consistency was good, and no gender differences in CCBS-2 scores were significant. Significant results included differences between CCBS-2 scores: among children grouped according to age, among children grouped according to pre- and post-school entry, among mothers grouped according to extent of any symptom type, and between this sample and a previously collected age-matched sample of children with disabilities.

CONCLUSION.

Of the properties tested, results support sound psychometrics. The CCBS-2 can be used to differentiate children according to age, school entry, and disability as well as to identify families for potential services in behavior management and mental health.

CONCLUSION.

Bourke-Taylor, H., Pallant, J., & Cordier, R. (2017). Child’s Challenging Behaviour Scale, Version 2 (CCBS-2): Psychometric evaluation with young children.

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