The majority of psychological assessment measures used with children rely on the use of U. S. normative data in their interpretation. Recent studies have brought into question the validity of equating Australian children with their U. S. peers, with findings of different normative values across the two cultures for some behavioural measures. This study reports data from three commonly used child self-report questionnaires, namely the Children's Depression Inventory (CDI), the Fear Survey Schedule for Children—Revised (FSSC-R) and the Children's Action Tendency Scale (CATS). The Australian sample reported very similar results for the CDI and FSSC-R to those found with U. S. samples. Differences in scores across grades were found for the CATS which have not been reported in U. S. studies, suggesting that local norms should be used in its interpretation.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||The Australian Educational and Developmental Psychologist|
|Publication status||Published - 1989|