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Child Behaviour Checklist (CBCL) 6-18

Publisher: ASEBA

Candidates: 6-18 years of age
Administration: 15-20 minutes - Individual


  • Child Behavior Checklist 6-18 (CBCL 6-18)
  • Teachers Report Form 6-18 (TRF 6-18)
  • Youth Self-Report 11-18 (YSR 11-18)


The CBCL 6-18 is completed by parents and others who see the children in home-like settings. It obtains parents' reports of children's competencies & problems.

The TRF 6-18, is completed by teachers and other school staff who have known the child in school settings for at least 2 months. It obtains teachers' ratings of many of the problems rated on the CBCL 6-18, plus additional items appropriate for teachers.

The YSR 11-18, is completed by 11-18 year olds to describe their own functioning. It has most of the same competence & problem items as the CBCL 6-18, and open-ended responses to items covering physical problems, concerns, and strengths. Fourteen CBCL problem items are replaced with socially desirable items endorsed by most youths.

The following cross-informant syndromes were derived from these forms:

  • Anxious/Depressed
  • Withdrawn/Depressed
  • Somatic Complaints
  • Social Problem
  • Thought Problems
  • Attention Problems
  • Rule-Breaking Behavior
  • Aggressive Behavior

The profiles also include DSM-oriented scales, which comprise problems that psychiatrists and psychologists from 16 cultures rated as being very consistent with diagnostic categories of the DSM-IV. The scales are: Affective Problems, Anxiety Problems, Somatic Problems, Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Problems, and Oppositional Defiant Problems.

DSM-5 Update

For ages 6-18, the revised Anxiety Problems scale comprises age-appropriate items identified by the experts as being very consistent with DSM-5 criteria for Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Separation Anxiety Disorder, Social Anxiety Disorder, and Specific Phobia. The revised Somatic Problems scale comprises age-appropriate items identified by the experts as being very consistent with DSM-5 criteria for Somatic Symptom Disorder.
ASEBA forms are also scored on the following DSM-oriented scales for which the relevant criteria did not change from DSM-IV to DSM-5: Depressive Problems, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Problems, Oppositional Defiant Problems, Conduct Problems, Avoidant Personality Problems, and Antisocial Personality Problems.

All forms have parallel Internalising, Externalising, and Total Problems scales. The TRF also includes Inattention and Hyperactivity-Impulsivity subscales.

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