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REYNA, Cecilia  y  BRUSSINO, Silvina. Psychometric Properties of the Preschool and Kindergarten Behavior Scales in a Sample of Argentinean Children from 3 to 7 Years Old. Psykhe [online]. 2009, vol.18, n.2, pp. 127-140. ISSN 0718-2228.

The goal of this study was to analyze the psychometric properties of the Preschool and Kindergarten Behavior Scales in a sample of Argentinean children from 3 to 7 years old, and to obtain a reduced version of the scale with adequate psychometric properties for use as a screening tool. An exploratory factor analysis was performed in a sample of 208 children of both sexes whereas the confirmatory analysis was conducted on a sample of 184 children, also of both sexes. Factor structures that emerged from this study were similar to those obtained with the original version in other studies, with fewer items. In general, the scales of Social Skills and Behavior Problems showed good reliability.

Palabras clave : social skills; behavior problems; children; evaluation tool.

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