Child Adjustment and Parent Efficacy Scale-Developmental Disability (CAPES-DD): first psychometric evaluation of a new child and parenting assessment tool for children with a developmental disability

Emser, Theresa S., Mazzucchelli, Trevor G., Christiansen, Hanna and Sanders, Matthew R. (2016) Child Adjustment and Parent Efficacy Scale-Developmental Disability (CAPES-DD): first psychometric evaluation of a new child and parenting assessment tool for children with a developmental disability. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 53-54 158-177. doi:10.1016/j.ridd.2015.09.006


Author Emser, Theresa S.
Mazzucchelli, Trevor G.
Christiansen, Hanna
Sanders, Matthew R.
Title Child Adjustment and Parent Efficacy Scale-Developmental Disability (CAPES-DD): first psychometric evaluation of a new child and parenting assessment tool for children with a developmental disability
Journal name Research in Developmental Disabilities   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1873-3379
0891-4222
Publication date 2016-06-01
Year available 2016
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.ridd.2015.09.006
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 53-54
Start page 158
End page 177
Total pages 20
Place of publication Kidlington, Oxford, United Kingdom
Publisher Pergamon Press
Collection year 2017
Language eng
Abstract This study examined the psychometric properties of the Child Adjustment and Parent Efficacy Scale-Developmental Disability (CAPES-DD), a brief inventory for assessing emotional and behavioral problems of children with developmental disabilities aged 2- to 16-years, as well as caregivers' self-efficacy in managing these problems. A sample of 636 parents participated in the study. Children's ages ranged from 2 to 15. Exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses supported a 21-item, three-factor model of CAPES-DD child adjustment with 13 items describing behavioral (10 items) and emotional (3 items) problems and 8 items describing prosocial behavior. Three additional items were included due to their clinical usefulness and contributed to a Total Problem Score. Factor analyses also supported a 16-item, one factor model of CAPES-DD self-efficacy. Psychometric evaluation of the CAPES-DD revealed scales had satisfactory to very good internal consistency, as well as very good convergent and predictive validity. The instrument is to be in the public domain and free for practitioners and researchers to use. Potential uses of the measure and implications for future validation studies are discussed.
Keyword Developmental disability
Emotional and behavioral problems
Factor analysis
Psychometric properties
Rating scale
Self-efficacy
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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