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Delineating personality traits in childhood and adolescence: associations across measures, temperament, and behavioral problems

(2013) ASSESSMENT. 20(6). p.738-751
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The current investigation addressed several questions in the burgeoning area of child personality assessment. Specifically, the present study examined overlapping and nonoverlapping variance in two prominent measures of child personality assessment, followed by tests of convergent and divergent validity with child temperament and psychopathology. Informant report (72.1% mother) was obtained for a community sample of 803 youth (M-age = 11.34 years; 51.6% female). The results revealed strong convergence between two empirically based measures of child personality traits, although some discrepancies were noted. The results from analyses predicting temperament and psychopathology were complex, suggesting that higher order child personality traits account for both shared and unique variance in these constructs, relative to one another. Overall, the current investigation provides a multifaceted contribution to evidence for construct validity of child personality traits and highlights the need for subsequent research in this area.
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CONSTRUCT-VALIDITY, MIDDLE CHILDHOOD, INDIVIDUAL-DIFFERENCES, HIERARCHICAL STRUCTURE, CHILDREN, PSYCHOPATHOLOGY, PRESCHOOLERS, CONTINUITY, DISORDERS, INVENTORY, child personality, temperament, psychometrics, construct validity

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Tackett, Jennifer L, Shauna C Kushner, Filip De Fruyt, et al. “Delineating Personality Traits in Childhood and Adolescence: Associations Across Measures, Temperament, and Behavioral Problems.” ASSESSMENT 20.6 (2013): 738–751. Print.
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Tackett, J. L., Kushner, S. C., De Fruyt, F., & Mervielde, I. (2013). Delineating personality traits in childhood and adolescence: associations across measures, temperament, and behavioral problems. ASSESSMENT, 20(6), 738–751.
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Tackett, Jennifer L, Shauna C Kushner, Filip De Fruyt, and Ivan Mervielde. 2013. “Delineating Personality Traits in Childhood and Adolescence: Associations Across Measures, Temperament, and Behavioral Problems.” Assessment 20 (6): 738–751.
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Tackett, Jennifer L, Shauna C Kushner, Filip De Fruyt, and Ivan Mervielde. 2013. “Delineating Personality Traits in Childhood and Adolescence: Associations Across Measures, Temperament, and Behavioral Problems.” Assessment 20 (6): 738–751.
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Tackett JL, Kushner SC, De Fruyt F, Mervielde I. Delineating personality traits in childhood and adolescence: associations across measures, temperament, and behavioral problems. ASSESSMENT. 2013;20(6):738–51.
IEEE
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J. L. Tackett, S. C. Kushner, F. De Fruyt, and I. Mervielde, “Delineating personality traits in childhood and adolescence: associations across measures, temperament, and behavioral problems,” ASSESSMENT, vol. 20, no. 6, pp. 738–751, 2013.
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  author       = {Tackett, Jennifer L and Kushner, Shauna C and De Fruyt, Filip and Mervielde, Ivan},
  issn         = {1073-1911},
  journal      = {ASSESSMENT},
  keywords     = {CONSTRUCT-VALIDITY,MIDDLE CHILDHOOD,INDIVIDUAL-DIFFERENCES,HIERARCHICAL STRUCTURE,CHILDREN,PSYCHOPATHOLOGY,PRESCHOOLERS,CONTINUITY,DISORDERS,INVENTORY,child personality,temperament,psychometrics,construct validity},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {6},
  pages        = {738--751},
  title        = {Delineating personality traits in childhood and adolescence: associations across measures, temperament, and behavioral problems},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1073191113509686},
  volume       = {20},
  year         = {2013},
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