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Measuring positive and negative aspects of youth behavior: Development and validation of the Adolescent Functioning Scale

Overview of attention for article published in Journal of Adolescence, October 2016
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Title
Measuring positive and negative aspects of youth behavior: Development and validation of the Adolescent Functioning Scale
Published in
Journal of Adolescence, October 2016
DOI 10.1016/j.adolescence.2016.08.002
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Authors

Cassandra K. Dittman, Kylie Burke, Ania Filus, Divna Haslam, Alan Ralph

Abstract

This paper outlines the development and validation of the Adolescent Functioning Scale (AFS) in an Australian sample of parents of young people aged 11-18 years (N = 278). The AFS, a parent self-report measure, was designed to assess problem behavior and positive development in adolescents. Principal components analysis produced a 33-item measure comprising four subscales: Positive Development, Oppositional Defiant Behavior, Antisocial Behavior and Emotional Difficulties. Convergent validity was established via correlations between the AFS and established measures of adolescent functioning and parenting, and discriminant validity was shown through no association between the AFS and a measure of technology use. Internal consistency for the subscales was high (H = .82-.92 for different age groups), as was test-retest reliability (r = .77-.86). The study indicated that the AFS is a potentially valuable tool for assessing levels of problem behaviors and positive development in adolescents.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 22 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 6 27%
Student > Master 3 14%
Researcher 3 14%
Student > Postgraduate 3 14%
Lecturer 2 9%
Other 5 23%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 13 59%
Social Sciences 4 18%
Unspecified 3 14%
Nursing and Health Professions 1 5%
Arts and Humanities 1 5%
Other 0 0%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 5. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 02 November 2016.
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#2,896,168
of 12,211,167 outputs
Outputs from Journal of Adolescence
#269
of 889 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#71,662
of 263,293 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Journal of Adolescence
#8
of 32 outputs
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