Journal article

Correlated and Coupled Within-Person Change in Emotional and Behavioral Disturbance in Individuals With Intellectual Disability

Scott M Hofer, Kylie M Gray, Andrea M Piccinin, Andrew Mackinnon, Daniel E Bontempo, Stewart L Einfeld, Lesa Hoffman, Trevor Parmenter, Bruce J Tonge

AJIDD-AMERICAN JOURNAL ON INTELLECTUAL AND DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES | AMER ASSOC INTELLECTUAL DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES | Published : 2009

Abstract

Individual change and variation in emotional/behavioral disturbance in children and adolescents with intellectual disability has received little empirical investigation. Based on 11 years of longitudinal data from the Australian Child to Adult Development Study, we report associations among individual differences in level, rate of change, and occasion-specific variation across subscales of the Developmental Behavior Checklist (DBC) with 506 participants who had intellectual disability and were ages 5 to 19 years at study entry. Correlations among the five DBC subscales ranged from .43 to .66 for level, .43 to .88 for rate of change, and .31 to .61 for occasion-specific variation, with the hi..

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