Specifically meant for children and adolescents, the Eyberg Child Behavior Inventory evaluates parental report of behavioral problems. The scale targets the number of behavioral problems and the frequency of their occurrence.
Participants of the instrument are asked to respond to 36 items using a Likert scale. Approximately 5 minutes is required for completion and another 5 minutes to score. The instrument is currently available is a wide range of languages: Chinese, English, German, Japanese, Korean, Lebanese, Norwegian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish.
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Burns, G. L., & Patterson, D. R. (1990). Conduct problem behaviors in a stratified random sample of children and adolescents: New standardization data on the Eyberg Child Behavior Inventory. Psychological Assessment: A Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 2 (4), 391-397.
Boggs, S. R., Eyberg, S., & Reynolds, L. A. (1990). Concurrent validity of the Eyberg Child Behavior Inventory. Journal of Clinical Child Psychology, 19 (1), 75-78.
Burns, G. L., Patterson, D. R., Nussbaum, B. R., & Parker, C. M. (1991). Disruptive behaviors in an outpatient pediatric population: Additional standardization data on the Eyberg Child Behavior Inventory. Psychological Assessment, 3 (2), 202-207.
Eisenstadt, T. H., McElreath, L. H., Eyberg, S. M., & McNeil, C. B. (1994). Interparent agreement on the Eyberg Child Behavior Inventory. Child & Family Behavior Therapy, 16 (1), 21-27.
Eyberg, S. M., & Robinson, E. A. (1983). Conduct problem behavior: Standardization of a behavioral rating scale with adolescents. Journal of Clinical Child Psychology, 12 (3), 347-354.
Eyberg, S. M., & Ross, A. W. (1978, September). Assessment of child behavior problems: The validation of a new inventory. Journal of Clinical Child Psychology, 113-116.
Dissertation and Journals
Burns, G. Leonard; Patterson, David R. (2001). Normative Data on the Eyberg Child Behavior Inventory and Sutter-Eyberg Student Behavior Inventory: Parent and Teacher Rating Scales of Disruptive Behavior Problems in Children and Adolescents. Child & Family Behavior Therapy, v23, n1, p15-28.
Butler, M. Ashley; Elizabeth V. Brestan; Sheila M. Myberg (2008). Examination of the Eyberg Child Behavior Inventory Discrepancy Hypothesis. Child & Family Behavior Therapy, Vol. 30, Issue 3, pp. 257-262.