Date of Award

1980

Document Type

Dissertation

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Abstract

The Adolescent Behavioral Classification Project is one aspect of the larger Behavioral Classification Project, a long-term project designed to develop a behaviorally-based taxonomy of emotional disorders. The Adolescent Behavioral Classification Project (ABCP) instrument is a comprehensive list of 518 behavioral items and 3 demographic variables that cover the range of emotional problems of youth 13 to 18 years of age. This research concerns the cross-validation of the ABCP instrument on a sample of clinic and nonclinic youngsters. Results from a total of 810 questionnaires, 300 from subjects seen in clinics and 510 from nonclinic subjects, were submitted to a principal components analysis using the VAND-500 computer program. Fourteen factors corresponded well with factors found in the initial standardization study.

Pages

166

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