Date of Award

Summer 2010

Document Type

Dissertation - Restricted

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)



First Advisor

Fox, Robert

Second Advisor

Burkard, Alan

Third Advisor

Brondino, Michael


The purpose of this study was to develop a brief screening tool to identify significant behavior problems in 0-5 year-old children. This scale supplements the previously established measures by providing a unique, brief assessment of behavior specifically designed for low-SES families with very young children. This study also intended to establish preliminary psychometric properties of the newly developed screening tool in hopes of improving the assessment process and the accuracy of identification of significant behavior problems in very young urban children...



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