Identifier

etd-0212103-124037

Degree

Master of Arts (MA)

Department

Psychology

Document Type

Thesis

Abstract

Data from participants (N = 124) was entered into a principal components analysis to test the factor structure of the Sports Behavior Checklist ([SBC] Johnson & Rosen, 2000). The subscales of the SBC were correlated with relevant subscales of the Conners'- Revised Parent Form ( Conners, 1997) and Social Skills Rating System (Gresham & Elliott, 1990). Both of these analyses were conducted to determine the construct validity of the instrument. Additionally, a subsample (N = 92) of low socioeconomic status individuals was used to compare groups of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (n = 49) and non-clinical (n = 43) children on the subscales of the SBC. It was found that a six-factor solution as proposed by the original authors did, in fact, hold up and accounted for 71.5 % of the variance. As hypothesized, subscales on the SBC were low to moderately related to subscales on the anchor measures. Finally, significant group differences were found on the Aggression, Emotional Reactivity, and Injury subscales. Implications and limitations are discussed.

Date

2003

Document Availability at the Time of Submission

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Committee Chair

Mary Lou Kelley

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Psychology Commons

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