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Table 3 Correlations between Parent Report Measures: Convergent & Discriminant Validity

From: Validation of a cross-cultural instrument for child behavior problems: the Disruptive Behavior International Scale – Nepal version

Measure 1a 2b 3b 4 5 6 7 8
Locally-derived behavior problem measures (convergent validity)
 1 DBIS-N (parent report)        
 2 Vignette-based nominationb 0.59       
 3 Behavior problem term nominationb (badmaash [naughty/disobedient]) 0.57 0.55      
Externally-derived behavior problem measures (convergent validity)
 4 ECBI 0.84 0.53 0.53     
 5 ODD symptoms on K-SADS-PLc 0.58 0.39 0.41 0.59    
 6 CD symptoms on K-SADS-PLc 0.44 0.31 0.36 0.45 0.60   
Functional impairment (convergent validity)
 7 Functional impairment (CFIS) 0.63 0.36 0.30 0.68 0.35 0.32  
Different constructs (discriminant validity)
 8 Ten Questions Plus (total score) −0.27 − 0.01 − 0.09 −0.34 − 0.26 −0.19 − 0.38
  1. aColumn “1” indicates the study instrument (DBIS-N)
  2. bCorrelation calculated using Spearman’s rank-sum correlation coefficient for ordinal variables
  3. cCalculated using number of ‘subthreshold’- and ‘threshold’-level symptoms endorsed
  4. Abbreviations: DBIS-N Disruptive Behavior International Scale—Nepal version, ECBI Eyberg Child Behavior Inventory, K-SADS-PL Kiddie-SADS-Present and Lifetime version, CFIS Child Functional Impairment scale, ODD Oppositional Defiant Disorder, CD Conduct Disorder