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Guidelines for the validation of the Child Dissociative Checklist in Sweden
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Psychology.
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Psychology.
2017 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This study’s aim was to explore face, content, concurrent validity and psychometric properties of the Swedish Child Dissociative Checklist (CDC) as well as and to provide guidelines towards validation. The CDC is used in Sweden when dissociation is highly probable, and validation could motivate wider use. Qualitative data was gathered from psychologists-in-training (N = 4) clinical psychologists (N = 5) and parents (N = 23) through a focus group, interviews and questionnaires, respectively. Quantitative data using the CDC and items from the Child Behaviour Checklist (CBCL) was obtained from parents. Results suggest good face, content and convergent validity. Factor analysis provides suggestions for future investigations into quantitative validation. Guidelines when validating is revising certain items, investigating the possibility of developing two versions of the CDC, utilizing an adequate sample size as well as assessment with a clinical group.

Abstract [sv]

Studiens syfte var att undersöka face, innehålls- och konvergent validitet samt psykometriska egenskaper hos den svenska versionen av Child Dissociative Checklist (CDC), samt utforma riktlinjer för validering. I Sverige har CDC använts vid hög närvaro av dissociativa symptom, och validering kan motivera bredare användning. Kvalitativ data samlades in från psykologstudenter (N = 4), kliniska psykologer (N = 5) och föräldrar (N = 23) genom fokusgrupp, intervjuer respektive frågeformulär. Kvantitativa data erhölls från föräldrar med CDC och items från Child Behaviour Checklist (CBCL). Resultaten tyder på god face, innehålls- och konvergent validitet. Faktoranalys bidrar med förslag på framtida tillvägagångssätt för kvantitativ validering. Riktlinjer vid validering är revidering av vissa items, utforskning av möjligheten att utveckla två versioner av CDC, tillgång till ett stort sample samt jämförelse med en klinisk grupp.

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dissociation, validation, Child Dossociative Checklist, CDC, trauma
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-131187OAI: diva2:1072551
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Examensarbete i psykologi
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Study Programme for University Diploma in Psychology
Available from: 2017-02-17 Created: 2017-02-08 Last updated: 2017-02-17Bibliographically approved

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