Title page for ETD etd-0212103-124037

Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Clendenin, Aaron
URN etd-0212103-124037
Title Toward Validation of the Sports Behavior Checklist: A Comparison of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and Control Group Children in a Sports Environment
Degree Master of Arts (M.A.)
Department Psychology
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Mary Lou Kelley Committee Chair
Amy Copeland Committee Member
John Northup Committee Member
  • adhd
  • social skills
  • sports
  • attention deficit
Date of Defense 2002-12-03
Availability unrestricted
Data from participants (N = 124) was entered into a principal components analysis to test the factor structure of the Sports Behavior Checklist ([SBC] Johnson & Rosen, 2000). The subscales of the SBC were correlated with relevant subscales of the Conners'- Revised Parent Form ( Conners, 1997) and Social Skills Rating System (Gresham & Elliott, 1990). Both of these analyses were conducted to determine the construct validity of the instrument. Additionally, a subsample (N = 92) of low socioeconomic status individuals was used to compare groups of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (n = 49) and non-clinical (n = 43) children on the subscales of the SBC. It was found that a six-factor solution as proposed by the original authors did, in fact, hold up and accounted for 71.5 % of the variance. As hypothesized, subscales on the SBC were low to moderately related to subscales on the anchor measures. Finally, significant group differences were found on the Aggression, Emotional Reactivity, and Injury subscales. Implications and limitations are discussed.
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