Journal article

A re-examination of the validity and reliability of the school-age temperament inventory

SG McClowry, CF Halverson, A Sanson

NURSING RESEARCH | LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS | Published : 2003

Abstract

BACKGROUND: As a construct, temperament provides a framework for understanding differences among individuals in reaction to their life experiences. The measurement of the construct concerns both researchers and clinicians. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to examine whether the School-Age Temperament Inventory continued to demonstrate reliability and validity when retested with three existent samples of parent respondents. METHOD: Sample 1 was a sociodemographically and racially heterogeneous group of 200 children from New England in the United States. Data for Sample 2 was provided by 589 mothers and fathers from the state of Georgia in the United States. In Sample 3, data was provi..

View full abstract