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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/160216
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Translation, Pretest and Restandardization of the Behavioral Style Questionnaire
Abstract:
Translation, Pretest and Restandardization of the Behavioral Style Questionnaire
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2007
Author:Helgadottir, Helga, MSN
P.I. Institution Name:University of Iceland
Contact Address:, Hringbraut 61, Hafnarfjordur, 00220, Iceland
Co-Authors:M.E. Wilson, College of Nursing, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE
Purpose: The Behavioral Style Questionnaire measures temperament in 3 to 7 year old children. Assessment of temperament is important when advising parents about different parenting approaches and when providing individualized care of children. The purpose of the study was to translate into Icelandic and restandardize the Behavioral Style Questionnaire that was developed by McDevitt and Carey. Conceptual framework: The definition of temperament as a behavioral style is based on Thomas and Chess longitudinal study of temperament in children. Thomas and Chess identified nine subconcepts of temperament that provided the framework for the development of the Behavioral Style Questionnaire. Methods/participants: A descriptive design was used to determine the means, standard deviations and the internal consistency of the nine subscales of the BSQ after being translated into Icelandic using a standard back translation technique for cross cultural research. Parents (N = 48) of 3 to 7 year old children participated in the pretest part of the study. After revisions of the questionnaire the standardization part of the study was conducted. Parents (N = 96) of 3 to 7 year old children participated in the standardization part of the study. In the standardization part of the study the means of the nine subscales were compared to the English original. Results: In the pretest part of the study the Cronbach alphas ranged from 0.27 to 0.79 with three of the subscales having Cronbach alphas below 0.6. After revisions were made the Cronbach alphas ranged from .57 to .84 compared to .47 to .80 for the English original. A significant difference was found between the means on five of the nine subscales when compared to the English original. Conclusions: The Icelandic Behavioral Style Questionnaire is a reliable instrument that can be used to measure temperament in 3 to 7 year old Icelandic children. Revised subscale means have been established for Iceland.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleTranslation, Pretest and Restandardization of the Behavioral Style Questionnaireen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/160216-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Translation, Pretest and Restandardization of the Behavioral Style Questionnaire</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2007</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Helgadottir, Helga, MSN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Iceland</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">, Hringbraut 61, Hafnarfjordur, 00220, Iceland</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">helgalar@hi.is</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">M.E. Wilson, College of Nursing, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Purpose: The Behavioral Style Questionnaire measures temperament in 3 to 7 year old children. Assessment of temperament is important when advising parents about different parenting approaches and when providing individualized care of children. The purpose of the study was to translate into Icelandic and restandardize the Behavioral Style Questionnaire that was developed by McDevitt and Carey. Conceptual framework: The definition of temperament as a behavioral style is based on Thomas and Chess longitudinal study of temperament in children. Thomas and Chess identified nine subconcepts of temperament that provided the framework for the development of the Behavioral Style Questionnaire. Methods/participants: A descriptive design was used to determine the means, standard deviations and the internal consistency of the nine subscales of the BSQ after being translated into Icelandic using a standard back translation technique for cross cultural research. Parents (N = 48) of 3 to 7 year old children participated in the pretest part of the study. After revisions of the questionnaire the standardization part of the study was conducted. Parents (N = 96) of 3 to 7 year old children participated in the standardization part of the study. In the standardization part of the study the means of the nine subscales were compared to the English original. Results: In the pretest part of the study the Cronbach alphas ranged from 0.27 to 0.79 with three of the subscales having Cronbach alphas below 0.6. After revisions were made the Cronbach alphas ranged from .57 to .84 compared to .47 to .80 for the English original. A significant difference was found between the means on five of the nine subscales when compared to the English original. Conclusions: The Icelandic Behavioral Style Questionnaire is a reliable instrument that can be used to measure temperament in 3 to 7 year old Icelandic children. Revised subscale means have been established for Iceland.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T22:44:04Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T22:44:04Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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