Predicting conduct problems: can high-risk children be identified in kindergarten and grade 1?

@article{Bennett1999PredictingCP,
  title={Predicting conduct problems: can high-risk children be identified in kindergarten and grade 1?},
  author={Kathryn Bennett and Ellen Louise Lipman and Suzanne Brown and Yves Racine and Michael H. Boyle and David Dan R Offord},
  journal={Journal of consulting and clinical psychology},
  year={1999},
  volume={67 4},
  pages={470-80}
}
Externalizing behavior symptoms (EBS) in childhood are a strong predictor of future conduct problems. This study evaluated their predictive accuracy using logistic regression and receiver operating characteristic curve techniques. EBS, alone and in combination with other child and familial risk factors, were used to predict conduct problems 30 months later in a nonclinic population of kindergartners and Grade 1 children. The sensitivity (Sn) and positive predictive value (PPV) of EBS alone were… CONTINUE READING

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