Preliminary Validity of the Eyberg Child Behavior Inventory With Filipino Immigrant Parents

Child Fam Behav Ther. 2015;37(3):208-223. doi: 10.1080/07317107.2015.1071978. Epub 2015 Jul 16.


Filipinos are an understudied minority affected by significant behavioral health disparities. We evaluate evidence for the reliability, construct validity, and convergent validity of the Eyberg Child Behavior Inventory (ECBI) in 6- to 12- year old Filipino children (N = 23). ECBI scores demonstrated high internal consistency, supporting a single-factor model (pre-intervention α =.91; post-intervention α =.95). Results document convergent validity with the Child Behavior Checklist Externalizing scale at pretest (r = .54, p < .01) and posttest (r = .71, p < .001). We conclude that the ECBI is a promising tool to measure behavior problems in Filipino children.

Keywords: ECBI; Filipino; child behavior; validity.