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Table 3 Criterion validity – correlations between ChYMH scales and criterion measures

From: The Child and Youth Mental Health Assessment (ChYMH): An examination of the psychometric properties of an integrated assessment developed for clinically referred children and youth

ChYMH scale Criterion scale r
Aggressive/Disruptive Behavior Scale SSIS: Externalizing behaviors
SSIS: Cooperation
SSIS: Responsibility
SSIS: Self-control
SSIS: Bully behavior
CAFAS: Behavior toward others
CBCL: Aggressive behaviors
CPCL: Social problems
BCFPI: Cooperation
BCFPI: Externalizing behaviors
.52***
-.45**
-.49***
-.58***
.42**
.50***
.50***
.42**
-.52***
.42**
Anhedonia Rating Scale SSIS: Internalizing behaviors
CBCL: Withdrawal
BCFPI: Managing mood
BCFPI: Managing mood and self-harm
BCFPI: Internalizing behaviors
BCFPI: Social participation
.44**
.53***
.56***
.60***
.35**
.51***
Anxiety Scale SSIS: Internalizing behaviors
SSIS: Self-control
SSIS: Cooperation
SSIS: Hyperactivity-inattention
CBCL: Anxious/depressed
CBCL: Social problems
CBCL: Thought problems
CBCL: Aggressive behaviors
.43**
-.44**
-.35**
.49***
.42**
.42**
.42**
.42**
Caregiver Distress Scale SSIS: Bully
SSIS: Self-control
CAFAS: Caregiver material needs
CBCL: Anxious/depressed
CBCL: Social problems
.32*
-.29*
.31*
.38**
.31*
Communication Scale CBCL: Social problems .33*
Cognitive Functioning Scale CAFAS: Home problems
CBCL: Social problems
CBCL: School total
.36**
.28*
-.39**
Depressive Symptoms Scale SSIS: Internalizing behaviors
SSIS: Self-control
SSIS: Hyperactivity/inattention
CAFAS: Self-harm
CBCL: Anxious/depressed
BCFPI: Managing mood
BCFPI: Managing mood and self-harm
BCFPI: Internalizing behaviors
.60***
-.37**
.39**
.38**
.61***
.53***
.60***
.48**
Distractibility/Hyperactivity Scale SSIS: Self-control
SSIS: Hyperactivity/inattention
BCFPI: Regulating attention
BCFPI: Regulating impulsivity and activity
BCFPI: Regulating attention, impulsivity and activity
BCFPI: Externalizing
-.37**
.44**
.38**
.51***
.53***
.44**
Peer Conflict Scale SSIS: Externalizing
SSIS: Responsibility
SSIS: Self-control
SSIS: Bullying
SSIS: Hyperactivity/inattention
CAFAS: School problems
CAFAS: Caregiver support
CBCL: Social problems
CBCL: Rule-breaking
CPCL: Aggressive behaviors
BCFPI: Conduct
.57***
.52***
-.43**
.51***
.45**
.43**
.50**
.60***
.51***
.54***
.44**
Sleep Difficulties Scale SSIS: Assertiveness
CBCL: Somatic complaints
-.32*
.41*
  1. Note: SSIS Social Skills Improvement System, CAFAS Child and Adolescent Functional Assessment, CBCL Child Behavior Checklist, BCFPI Brief Child and Family Phone Interview. Significant correlations are provided at *** = p < 0.001, ** = p < 0.01, * = p < 0.05
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