The normative sample for the self-report consisted of 529 boys and 647 girls between the ages of 7 and 16. The sample used to standardize the parent and teacher versions consisted of 1,187 nonclinical parent evaluations and 631 nonclinical teacher evaluations.
Validity data were obtained from 167 clinical parent evaluations, and 114 clinical teacher evaluations. The clinical evaluations involved children with various diagnoses.
Norms are separated into two age groups: 7 to 12 years and 13 to 17 years. Back to the topReliability and Validity
Evidence of the CDI and Short CDI’s strong support for reliability and validity has been established over many years of empirical research. This instrument is mature in the sense that there have been a number of fundamental psychometric studies. Further, the CDI has demonstrated consistent correlations with various syndromes, other scales, and replicated predictive relationships. Back to the topProfile Reports To download a CDI Profile Sample Report click here
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Maria Kovacs, Ph.D.
Dr. Kovacs has an international reputation for her contributions to the understanding of the depressive disorders in childhood and adolescence. She received a Masters degree in education from Columbia University in 1969. Dr. Kovacs attainted her doctorate of psychology from the University of Pennsylvania in 1971 and did a post-doctoral internship in clinical psychology at the Norristown State Hospital.
Dr. Kovacs is currently Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Pittsburg School of Medicine and Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, where she has been on the faculty since in 1977. She has published extensively on the topics of depression and suicide and their treatment. In addition to her ongoing research on risk factors for and consequences of juvenile-onset mood disorders, Dr. Kovacs has been involved with the various special committees and grant review sections for the National Institute for Mental Health, and is a Fellow of the American Psychological Society. Back to the top