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Psychometric properties of a French version of the junior temperament and character inventory


Purper-Ouakil, D.; Cortese, S.; Perez Diaz, F.; Pelissolo, A.; Aubron, V.; Orejarena, S.; Acquaviva, E.; Mouren, Marie-Christine; Michel, G.; Gorwood, P.; Purper-Ouakil, D.


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Abstract The junior temperament and character inventory (JTCI) has been developed for the assessment of temperament and character dimensions in childhood based on Cloninger's model of personality. We evaluated the psychometric proprieties of a French child and parent-rated version of the JTCI based on a previous German version, and assessed the correlations between the JTCI dimension scores and the scores on the child behavior checklist (CBCL) in a community sample of French children and adolescents aged 10–16 years. We used data from 452 child-rated and 233 -parent-rated JCTI. The psychometric properties (internal consistency and external validity in relation to the emotionality activity sociability (EAS) questionnaire) of the French JTCI were adequate in the parent-rated version. The parent-rated JTCI had overall better psychometric qualities than the child-rated version, but for both versions of the JTCI the confirmatory factor analysis showed low fit between the observed data and the original model. Dimensions of the EAS model were significantly correlated with the temperament scales of the JTCI. Further studies are required to improve the psychometric properties of the child-rated JTCI, and to provide insight about lacking fit of our data with the theoretical model.
Klassifikation Persönlichkeitspsychologie; Entwicklungspsychologie
Freie Schlagwörter children; temperament; questionnaires; factor analysis
Sprache Dokument Englisch
Publikationsjahr 2009
Seitenangabe S. 144-153
Zeitschriftentitel European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 18 (2009) 3
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00787-008-0713-9
Status Veröffentlichungsversion; begutachtet (peer reviewed)
Lizenz PEER Licence Agreement (applicable only to documents from PEER project)