Psychology, Department of


Date of this Version

October 1997


Published in Journal of Pediatric Psychology, Vol. 22. No. 4 (1997), pp. 533-540. Copyright © 1997 Plenum Publishing Corporation. Used by permission.


Examined descriptive characteristics, internal validity, and convergent validity of the Injury Behavior Checklist (IBC) in a sample of 7- to 10-year-old children. Although the IBC was originally designed for use with preschool children, results of the present study showed that it has acceptable psychometric qualities for use with children as old as 9 years. The IBC shows promise as an easily administered instrument for research on psychological and behavioral mechanisms of child hood injury, as well as for individual screening for injury liability.