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The neglect scale: confirmatory factor analyses in a low-income sample.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12408247     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The Neglect Scale is an easy-to-administer, retrospective, self-report measure of neglect. Research conducted by Straus and colleagues with college students indicates that this scale has a high level of internal consistency reliability and moderate construct validity. The purpose of this article is to examine the reliability and validity of the Neglect Scale when used with a low-income, inner-city sample. The sample included 151 women who were participating in a neglect prevention demonstration project. The Neglect Scale was completed as part of a computer-administered baseline interview before services were provided. To assess whether the 20-item, four-factor structure reported by Straus et al. fit the data from this sample, a confirmatory factor analysis was performed; the model did not fit the data well. Additional analyses identified a model that did fit the data well and suggest that the Neglect Scale is a promising self-report measure.
Donna Harrington; Susan Zuravin; Diane DePanfilis; Laura Ting; Howard Dubowitz
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Child maltreatment     Volume:  7     ISSN:  1077-5595     ISO Abbreviation:  Child Maltreat     Publication Date:  2002 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-10-31     Completed Date:  2003-03-06     Revised Date:  2007-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9602869     Medline TA:  Child Maltreat     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  359-68     Citation Subset:  IM    
Ruth H. Young Child Welfare Center, University of Maryland School of Social Work, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Child Abuse / statistics & numerical data*
Child, Preschool
Factor Analysis, Statistical
United States
Urban Population
Grant Support

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