Measuring qualitative aspects of preschool boys' noncompliance: the Response Style Questionnaire (RSQ).

Abstract

Child noncompliance is a core maladjustment factor in current clinical models of aggression and antisocial development. However, little is known about the relations among qualitative aspects of child noncompliance and aggressive maladjustment. The authors developed the Response Style Questionnaire, an instrument designed to measure the multidimensional qualities of child noncompliance, and tested its validity and reliability. Tests of internal validity provided a five-factor solution, featuring distinctions in noncompliance quality between and among skilled noncompliance (verbally skilled and emotionally regulated) and unskilled noncompliance (overt/confrontational, covert/sneaky, and emotionally labile). Theory-driven tests of external validity using peer-adjustment variables as criteria provided discriminant prediction (a) among qualitatively distinct aspects of noncompliance and (b) between noncompliance qualities and rate. Discussion focuses on a modified view of the nature and role of noncompliance in aggressive and antisocial development.

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@article{Drabick2001MeasuringQA, title={Measuring qualitative aspects of preschool boys' noncompliance: the Response Style Questionnaire (RSQ).}, author={Deborah A G Drabick and Zvi Strassberg and Michelle R Kees}, journal={Journal of abnormal child psychology}, year={2001}, volume={29 2}, pages={129-39} }