Do German Children Differ? A Validation of Conners Early Childhood™

Published on 2020-03-15T12:07:34Z (GMT) by
<div><p><b>Objective:</b> The present study aimed to validate the German version of the Conners Early Childhood (EC)™ among German-speaking children. <b>Method:</b> A total of 720 parental and 599 childcare provider ratings of 2- to 6-year-old children were surveyed throughout Germany. Validity was assessed by calculating exploratory factor analyses (EFAs) and confirmatory factor analyses (CFAs), and a series of multivariate analyses of variance (MANOVAs) to analyze associations between Conners EC™ symptom ratings and sociodemographic variables. In addition, parent and childcare provider ratings of Conners EC™ scales were correlated with a number of other well-validated German measures assessing preschoolers’ behaviors. <b>Results:</b> Although the EFA yielded different factors than the original scales, CFA revealed acceptable to good model fits. <b>Conclusion:</b> Overall, we confirmed the factor structure of the Conners EC’s™ American original within the German validation. The use of the American factor structure is justified and can be recommended to facilitate international research on psychopathology in early childhood.</p></div>

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Türk, Selina; Harbarth, Simon; Bergold, Sebastian; Steinmayr, Ricarda; Neidhardt, Eva; Kamp-Becker, Inge; et al. (2020): Do German Children Differ? A Validation of Conners Early Childhood™. SAGE Journals. Collection.