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Measuring Children's Antisocial Behaviors

Measuring Children's Antisocial Behaviors In this issue of The Journal, Needleman and colleagues1 report that elevated bone lead is associated with young boys' attention problems, aggression, and delinquency. Certainly the tibia does not deceive about its lead burden. But can we really expect boys to confess their transgressions truthfully? Skepticism is partially allayed because the research links lead and antisocial behavior using not only boys' reports, but also their teachers' and parents' reports. Nonetheless, one might challenge the study's measures of behavior problems. What are these measures? How accurate are they? Are they applicable to children beyond the study participants? Perhaps most important, do they predict behavior later in life? See also p 363. What are these measures? Needleman et al selected widely respected measures of children's antisocial behavior: the Child Behavior Checklist (CBCL)2 for parents and teachers and the self-reported delinquency interview for the boys.3 Parents and teachers selected items http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA American Medical Association

Measuring Children's Antisocial Behaviors

JAMA , Volume 275 (5) – Feb 7, 1996

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American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright © 1996 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.
ISSN
0098-7484
eISSN
1538-3598
DOI
10.1001/jama.1996.03530290073041
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Abstract

In this issue of The Journal, Needleman and colleagues1 report that elevated bone lead is associated with young boys' attention problems, aggression, and delinquency. Certainly the tibia does not deceive about its lead burden. But can we really expect boys to confess their transgressions truthfully? Skepticism is partially allayed because the research links lead and antisocial behavior using not only boys' reports, but also their teachers' and parents' reports. Nonetheless, one might challenge the study's measures of behavior problems. What are these measures? How accurate are they? Are they applicable to children beyond the study participants? Perhaps most important, do they predict behavior later in life? See also p 363. What are these measures? Needleman et al selected widely respected measures of children's antisocial behavior: the Child Behavior Checklist (CBCL)2 for parents and teachers and the self-reported delinquency interview for the boys.3 Parents and teachers selected items

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JAMAAmerican Medical Association

Published: Feb 7, 1996

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