Syndromes of collateral-reported psychopathology for ages 18-59 in 18 societies


The purpose was to advance research and clinical methodology for assessing psychopathology by testing the international generalizability of an 8-syndrome model derived from collateral ratings of adult behavioral, emotional, social, and thought problems. Collateral informants rated 8,582 18-59-year-old residents of 18 societies on the Adult Behavior Checklist (ABCL). Confirmatory factor analyses tested the fit of the 8-syndrome model to ratings from each society. The primary model fit index (Root Mean Square Error of Approximation) showed good model fit for all societies, while secondary indices (Tucker Lewis Index, Comparative Fit Index) showed acceptable to good fit for 17 societies. Factor loadings were robust across societies and items. Of the 5,007 estimated parameters, 4 (0.08%) were outside the admissible parameter space, but 95% confidence intervals included the admissible space, indicating that the 4 deviant parameters could be due to sampling fluctuations. The findings are consistent with previous evidence for the generalizability of the 8-syndrome model in self-ratings from 29 societies, and support the 8-syndrome model for operationalizing phenotypes of adult psychopathology from multi-informant ratings in diverse societies.

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Divisions: College of Health & Life Sciences > School of Psychology
College of Health & Life Sciences > Clinical and Systems Neuroscience
College of Health & Life Sciences > Aston Institute of Health & Neurodevelopment (AIHN)
College of Health & Life Sciences
College of Health & Life Sciences > School of Optometry > Vision, Hearing and Language
Additional Information: Copyright © 2014 Asociación Española de Psicología Conductual. Published by Elsevier España S.L.
Uncontrolled Keywords: adult behavior checklist,collateral reports,descriptive survey study,international,multicultural,Clinical Psychology
Publication ISSN: 2174-0852
Last Modified: 23 Feb 2024 08:08
Date Deposited: 25 Feb 2015 15:00
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PURE Output Type: Article
Published Date: 2015-01
Published Online Date: 2014-08-29
Authors: Ivanova, Masha Y.
Achenbach, Thomas M.
Rescorla, Leslie A.
Turner, Lori V.
Árnadóttir, Hervör Alma
Au, Alma
Caldas, J. Carlos
Chaalal, Nebia
Chen, Yi Chuen
da Rocha, Marina M.
Decoster, Jeroen
Fontaine, Johnny R.J.
Funabiki, Yasuko
Guðmundsson, Halldór S.
Kim, Young Ah
Leung, Patrick
Liu, Jianghong
Malykh, Sergey
Marković, Jasminka
Oh, Kyung Ja
Petot, Jean-Michel
Samaniego, Virginia C.
Ferreira de Mattos Silvares, Edwiges
Šimulionienė, Roma
Šobot, Valentina
Sokoli, Elvisa
Sun, Guiju
Talcott, Joel B. (ORCID Profile 0000-0001-7958-8369)
Vázquez, Natalia
Zasępa, Ewa



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