Child's challenging behaviour scale, version 2 (CCBS-2): Psychometric evaluation with young children

Helen Bourke-Taylor, Julie Pallant, Reinie Cordier

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OBJECTIVE. In this article, we evaluate psychometric properties of the Child's Challenging Behaviour Scale, Version 2 (CCBS-2) with mothers of young, typically developing children. METHOD. A cross-sectional mail survey with Australian mothers (N = 337) included the CCBS-2, the Depression Anxiety Stress Scales, and the Parents' Evaluation of Developmental Status scale. RESULTS. Internal consistency was good, and no gender differences in CCBS-2 scores were significant. Significant results included differences between CCBS-2 scores: among children grouped according to age, among children grouped according to pre- and post-school entry, among mothers grouped according to extent of any symptom type, and between this sample and a previously collected age-matched sample of children with disabilities. CONCLUSION. Of the properties tested, results support sound psychometrics. The CCBS-2 can be used to differentiate children according to age, school entry, and disability as well as to identify families for potential services in behavior management and mental health.

Original languageEnglish
Article number7104220010
Number of pages11
JournalAmerican Journal of Occupational Therapy
Issue number4
Early online date25 May 2017
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2017
Externally publishedYes


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