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Dimensionality, Hierarchical Structure, Age Generalizability, and Criterion Validity of the GAIN’s Behavioral Complexity Scale

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Title: Dimensionality, Hierarchical Structure, Age Generalizability, and Criterion Validity of the GAIN’s Behavioral Complexity Scale
Author(s): Conrad, Kendon J.; Conrad, Karen M.; Mazza, Jessica; Riley, Barth B.; Funk, Rod; Stein, Mark A.; Dennis, Michael L.
Abstract: This study used Rasch measurement model criteria and traditional psychometric strategies to examine key psychometric properties of the Behavioral Complexity Scale (BCS), a widely used measure of externalizing disorders that focuses on attention deficit, hyperactivity, and conduct disorders. With a sample of 7,435 persons being screened for substance use disorders, the BCS was found to (a) be unidimensional, (b) have a hierarchical severity structure, (c) be generalizable to both youths and adults, and (d) meet hypothesized correlations with criterion variables. The BCS performed well as a unidimensional measure. The Rasch severity hierarchy of attention deficit to hyperactivity to conduct disorders provided a perspective that suggested that a dimensional measure could be used as an alternative and, in some ways, as an improvement to categorical diagnosis and common dimensional approaches. The finding of 3 low-severity conduct disorder items also supported a revision of categorical criteria, especially in substance use disorders.
Issue Date: 2012-12
Publisher: American Psychological Association
Citation Info: Conrad, K. J. Conrad, K. M. Mazza, J. Riley, B. B. Funk, R. Stein, M. A. Dennis, M. L.. Dimensionality, Hierarchical Structure, Age Generalizability, and Criterion Validity of the GAIN's Behavioral Complexity Scale. Psychological Assessment. Dec 2012;24(4):913-924. DOI: 10.1037/a0028196
Type: Article
Description: © 2013 American Psychological Association. This article may not exactly replicate the final version published in the APA journal. It is not the copy of record. The original publication is available at www.apa.org; DOI: 10.1037/a0028196
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10027/10664
ISSN: 1040-3590
Sponsor: Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) via Westat under contract 270-2003-00006
Date Available in INDIGO: 2013-11-26
 

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