(FAB-C) Feelings, Attitudes, and Behaviors Scale for Children

by Joseph H. Beitchman, MD

(FAB-C) Feelings, Attitudes, and Behaviors Scale for Children

by Joseph H. Beitchman, MD
Benefits Assesses emotion and behavior in children
Ages 6 to 13 years
Admin time 15 minutes
Scores Five content scales: Conduct Problems, Self-Image, Worry, Negative Peer Relations, and Antisocial; one validity scale: Lie
Norms Based on a sample of 1,988 children
Publish Date 1996
Qualifications Level B required.
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BY JOSEPH H. BEITCHMAN, MD

Overview

The FAB-C provides insight into a young child's feelings and attitudes that may be contributing to certain behaviors. It is used as a screening tool in schools, outpatient clinics, residential treatment centers, and child protective services. Complementary to parent and teacher ratings from other assessments, the FAB-C self-report gives you another perspective of a child’s social and emotional state.

 

How to Use the Assessment

Using a simple yes or no response format, the child is asked to respond to statements such as “Kids pick on me.” A score is provided for each scale, as well as a total score.

Scales:

  • Conduct Problems
  • Self-Image
  • Worry
  • Negative Peer Relations
  • Antisocial
  • Lie (validity)
  • Problem Index (total score)

 

Technical Information

The normative sample for the FAB-C consists of 1,988 children. Separate norms are available for boys and girls in 2-year age intervals. Raw scores are easily converted to T-scores with the QuikScore™ Form.

 

The FAB–C questionnaire was developed using a normative sample of 1,988 children (1,074 males and 914 females). The mean age for males was 9.62 (SD=2.08) years and 9.65

(SD = 2.04) years for females. The normative sample for the FAB-C represents basic variables such as socioeconomic status, family structure, and cultural background. Separate norms are available for boys and girls in 2-year age intervals.

 

About the Author: Joseph H. Beitchman, MD

Dr. Beitchman is a professor of Psychiatry and Preventive Medicine and Biostatistics in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto. He obtained his MDCM degree from McGill University and a Masters of Public Health from the University of Michigan. He trained in psychiatry at Tuffs New England Medical Centre and The University of Michigan.

 

Dr. Beitchman has published widely on topics concerning diagnosis, assessment, and long term outcome. He is the author of numerous journal articles and the editor of three books. His interests in epidemiological methods include the assessment of children's internal states and the relation of childhood psychopathology to language and cognitive functioning. As the head of the Child and Family Studies Centre at the Clarke Institute of Psychiatry in Toronto, Ontario he combines his research and teaching interests with active clinical care.

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