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Adaptation and validation of the Parent-Child Conflict Tactics Scale for use in Sri Lanka

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Piyanjali de Zoysa ,

Department of Psychological Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo, LK
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Lalini Rajapakse,

Department of Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo, LK
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Peter A Newcombe

School of Social Work and Applied Human Sciences, Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia, AU
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Abstract

Objective The purpose of the study was to validate the Parent-Child Conflict Tactics Scale (CTSPC) in Sri Lanka, for use with 12-year old children.
Design A Delphi Process determined the consensual and content validity of the CTSPC. Test-retest reliability and internal consistency were determined by a large and a small group administration.
Setting Professionals from the social and behavioural sciences were the judges in the Delphi Process. Conveniently located schools in the Gampaha District were chosen for determining the test-retest reliability and internal consistency.
Measurements This included original CTSPC and its Sinhala translation, a structured interview schedule and a focus group guide.
Results The Sinhala version of the CTSPC showed adequate consensual and content validity. Its test-retest reliability and internal consistency were satisfactory. The instrument is best administered in small rather than in large groups of children.
Conclusion The Sinhala version of the CTSPC is appropriate to be used with 12-year old Sinhala speaking schoolchildren in Sri Lanka.

Key words: Non-violent discipline, physical abuse, psychological aggression

DOI: 10.4038/cmj.v50i1.1582

Ceylon Medical Journal Vol.50(1) 2005 pp11-14

DOI: https://doi.org/10.4038/cmj.v50i1.1582
How to Cite: de Zoysa, P., Rajapakse, L. and Newcombe, P.A., 2010. Adaptation and validation of the Parent-Child Conflict Tactics Scale for use in Sri Lanka. Ceylon Medical Journal, 50(1), pp.11–14. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/cmj.v50i1.1582
Published on 04 Feb 2010.
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