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doi: 10.1146/annurev-clinpsy-050212-185617 We estimated configural (similar pattern of factor loads between groups), metric (equal factor loads between groups) and scales (equality of thresholds between groups) for comparisons between mother-child ratios. In addition to testing IMDs on informants, we separately tested the same sequence of models to evaluate longitudinal MI in each informant. Model adaptation comparisons were evaluated on the basis of Chen`s cf. and RMSEA (2007) guidelines. Chen (2007) recommended interpreting the 0.01 and RMSEA reductions of 0.015 as an indication of non-variance (i.e. unproven IM). When the changes in the RMSEA and the TPI came to different conclusions, we relied on the more conservative index for interpretation. Silverman, W.
K., Cerny, J. A., Nelles, W.B., Burke, A. E. (1988). Behavioural problems in children of parents with anxiety disorders. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 27, 779-784. In children with high rates of MASC and informant data (n-157), the correlation between child and parental reports of anxiety (r – 0.11, P > 0.05) and between the child and teacher reports on anxiety (r -0.03, P > 0.05) was not significant. The correlation between the ratios of parents and teachers has remained excellent (r – 0.95, P 0.05 and r – 0.02, P > 0.05). The correlation between the ratios of parents and teachers remained excellent (r – 0.95, P < 0.001). In this study, we study IGMs in reports of anxiety symptoms in adolescents aged 9 to 12 years.
We are thus able to describe the differences in MI regarding this 3-year development period. We also present analyses that examine IMDs separately over time for maternal and child reports. Study A (universal prevention group) had a total of 594 participants (50% male), Study B (universal prevention group) had a total of 254 participants (45% male), and Study C (targeted intervention group) had a total of 191 participants (51% male). To combine data from parents and teachers in the 3 studies, the SDQ scale for emotional symptoms in Study B and the basc anxiety disorder scale of studies A and C were used.