Reliability and validity of the Trauma Symptom Checklist for Young Children - Spanish Version

Jeffrey N. Wherry, Stephen F. Hunsaker, Haley V. Pettigrew, Isaac Conaway, Elizabeth Trejos-Castillo, Yvonne Caldera, Joaquin Borrego, Liliana Cordero

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Abstract

The reliability and validity of the Trauma Symptom Checklist for Young Children-Spanish Version (TSCYCSP) were assessed with a sample of 121 children from Spanish-speaking families referred to a community mental health center in a Southwest city of the United States (U.S.). The Child Behavior Checklist-Spanish and the TSCYC-SP were completed by parents who referred their children for outpatient services. Females scored higher than males on the TSCYC-SP scales of Depression and Post-traumatic Stress Arousal. Families living in the U.S. between zero and 11 years obtained higher scores on the TSCYC-SP scales of Anxiety, Depression, and Post-traumatic Stress. Cronbach alphas ranged from 0.67 to 0.93. Convergent validity for the TSCY C-SP scales was supported. The study indicates that the TSCY C-SP is a reliable and valid measure. Additional studies with larger samples are recommended.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3-12
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Child and Adolescent Trauma
Volume7
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2014

Keywords

  • Child abuse
  • Spanish-speaking
  • Translation
  • Trauma assessment

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