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Structure of the Weinberger Adjustment Inventory Self-Restraint scale and its relation to problem behaviors in adolescence.
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PMID:  11147106     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The authors examined the structure of the Weinberger Adjustment Inventory (WAI) Self-Restraint scale in derivation (n = 1,286) and cross-validation (n = 1,154) samples of mostly African American 6th graders in 3 urban schools. Four models were compared: (a) a 1-factor model; (b) a hierarchical model in which factors representing Impulse Control, Suppression of Aggression, Responsibility, and Consideration of Others were subsumed by a higher order factor; (c) a model that represented these 4 factors as correlated but distinct constructs; and (d) a model that excluded Consideration of Others from the higher order factor. Consistent support was found for the last model based on confirmatory factor analyses and latent-variable analyses examining the relations among self-restraint scales, drug use, delinquency, and aggression. These findings have implications for using the WAI, particularly in studies of adolescent problem behaviors.
A D Farrell; T N Sullivan
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Psychological assessment     Volume:  12     ISSN:  1040-3590     ISO Abbreviation:  Psychol Assess     Publication Date:  2000 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-01-05     Completed Date:  2001-02-15     Revised Date:  2007-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8915253     Medline TA:  Psychol Assess     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  394-401     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Psychology, Virginia Commonwealth University, P.O. Box 842018, Richmond, Virginia 23284-2018, USA.
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MeSH Terms
African Americans / psychology
Child Behavior Disorders / diagnosis*,  psychology
Internal-External Control*
Personality Inventory / statistics & numerical data*
Psychosocial Deprivation
Reproducibility of Results
Risk Factors
Social Adjustment*
Urban Population
Grant Support
U81/CCU 309966//PHS HHS

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