Paper Information

Journal:   DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY (JOURNAL OF IRANIAN PSYCHOLOGISTS)   FALL 2010 , Volume 7 , Number 25; Page(s) 7 To 27.
 
Paper: 

KINDERGARTEN INVENTORY OF SOCIAL/EMOTIONAL TENDENCIES: A CROSS-VALIDATION STUDY

 
 
Author(s):  DADSETAN PARIROKH, ASGARI ALI*, RAHIMZADE SUSAN, BAYAT MARYAM
 
* UNIVERSITY OF TEHRAN
 
Abstract: 

The psychometric properties of the Persian translated of Kindergarten Inventory of Social/ Emotional Tendencies (KIST; Miller, Michie & Miller, 1997) were studied, using cross-validation method. A sample of 1435 children (767 boys and 668 girls) aged 5-6 years old-were randomly selected from Tehran kindergartens and preschools and assigned into two groups (sample A=725, sample B=710). The mothers of sample group filled out the KIST (50 items rated from zero to 5). Results of exploratory factor analysis using oblique rotations showed that by combining KIST’s two original subscales of Hy- peractivity/Inattentiveness and Maladaptive Behaviors and omitting the Sleep behavior subscale, the Persian version of KIST consisted of six factors: 1) Hyperactivity-Maladaptive behaviors, 2) Social skills, 3) Communications skills, 4) Daily living skills, 5) Eating behavior, and 6) Separation anxiety smptoms. These factors accounted for 40.2% of the variance. The fit indices of CFA confirmed the cross validity of the inventory. Significant positive coefficients between the KIST total score and the tea- cher scores (r=0.35) confirmed the convergent validity. KIST's significant negative coefficients with the Children Behavior Checklist (-0.32) and Teacher Report Form (-0.33) of Achenbach System of Empirically Based Assessment (Achenbach, 1991) confirmed the divergent validity. The theoretical bases of extracted factors are discussed.

 
Keyword(s): SOCIAL/EMOTIONAL DISORDERS, CROSS-VALIDATION, KINDERGARTEN CHILDREN, PRESCHOOL CHILDREN
 
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