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Validation of the multiple language versions of the Hopkins Symptom Checklist-37 for refugee adolescents

(2007) ADOLESCENCE. 42(165). p.51-71
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The objective of this study is to provide preliminary psychometric properties of the Hopkins Symptom Checklist-37 (HSCL-37A) for refugee adolescents. The HSCL-37A is a modification of the well-known HSCL-25 and assesses symptoms of internalizing and externalizing problems that have been associated with reactions to trauma. Four independent heterogeneous samples (N = 3,890) of unaccompanied refugee minors, immigrants, and native Dutch and Belgian adolescents were assessed at school. The confirmative factor analyses, per language version, support the two-factor structure of internalizing and externalizing behavior. The total and subscales show good internal consistency and acceptable test-retest reliability in spite of the heterogeneous sample populations. The construct, content, and criterion validity of the HSCL-37A were also examined and found to be good. The findings of this study suggest that the HSCL-37A is a reliable and valid instrument to be used among culturally diverse refugee adolescents to assess emotional distress and maladaptive behaviors.
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TRAUMA, WAR, MENTAL-HEALTH, SERVICE UTILIZATION, CHILDREN, PSYCHOPATHOLOGY, PERSONALITY, LIFE, BEHAVIOR, EXPOSURE

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Tammy, Bean, Ilse Derluyn, Elisabeth Eurelings-Bontekoe, Eric Broekaert, and Philip Spinhoven. 2007. “Validation of the Multiple Language Versions of the Hopkins Symptom Checklist-37 for Refugee Adolescents.” Adolescence 42 (165): 51–71.
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Tammy, B., Derluyn, I., Eurelings-Bontekoe, E., Broekaert, E., & Spinhoven, P. (2007). Validation of the multiple language versions of the Hopkins Symptom Checklist-37 for refugee adolescents. ADOLESCENCE, 42(165), 51–71.
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Tammy B, Derluyn I, Eurelings-Bontekoe E, Broekaert E, Spinhoven P. Validation of the multiple language versions of the Hopkins Symptom Checklist-37 for refugee adolescents. ADOLESCENCE. 2007;42(165):51–71.
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Tammy, Bean, Ilse Derluyn, Elisabeth Eurelings-Bontekoe, et al. “Validation of the Multiple Language Versions of the Hopkins Symptom Checklist-37 for Refugee Adolescents.” ADOLESCENCE 42.165 (2007): 51–71. Print.
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  author       = {Tammy, Bean and Derluyn, Ilse and Eurelings-Bontekoe, Elisabeth and Broekaert, Eric and Spinhoven, Philip},
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  journal      = {ADOLESCENCE},
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  language     = {eng},
  number       = {165},
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  title        = {Validation of the multiple language versions of the Hopkins Symptom Checklist-37 for refugee adolescents},
  volume       = {42},
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