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The Reliability and Validity of the Infant Behavior Questionnaire-Revised

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Esther M. Leerkes, Associate Professor (Creator)
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The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: The reliability and validity of the Infant Behavior Questionnaire-Revised was examined in a sample of 6-month-old infants and their parents. One hundred and fifteen mothers and 79 fathers completed the IBQ-R and a measure of depression and 98 infants participated in a laboratory assessment of temperament. Internal consistency reliability was adequate for all 14 IBQ-R subscales for both mothers and fathers and inter-rater reliability of mother and father reports was demonstrated for 11 of 14 subscales. Convergent validity was established between observed fear and mother reported fear and father reported approach. Parent depression and infant gender were examined as moderators of the concordance between parent reported and observed temperament. As predicted, concordance was higher when parents reported low versus high symptoms of depression. Infant gender did not alter concordance.

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Publication
Infant Behavior and Development, 31(4), 637-646
Language: English
Date: 2008
Keywords
infant temperament, self-reports, observational methods, reliability, validity, depression