Behavioral characteristics of Chinese adolescents with dyslexia: The use of teachers’ behavior checklist in Hong Kong

Boby Ho-Hong CHING, Connie Suk-Han HO, David Wai-ock CHAN, Kevin Kien Hoa CHUNG, Lap-Yan LO

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Abstract

We developed the Hong Kong Specific Learning Difficulties Behavior Checklist for Junior Secondary School Students (BCL-JS) for teachers to rate the frequency of 52 reading-related behavioral characteristics of Chinese secondary school students. An item factor analysis based on ratings on 947 students yielded seven distinct dimensions. In a separate sample of 90 students, the seven constructs of the BCL-JS significantly correlated with students’ performances on most literacy and reading-related cognitive measures, and differentiated adolescents with or without dyslexia. Discriminant analysis showed that the BCL-JS had a high rate of correct classification (82.2%). These findings support that the BCL-JS is a reliable screening tool for Chinese junior secondary school students at risk for dyslexia. Copyright © 2013 Cambridge University Press.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1235-1257
JournalApplied Psycholinguistics
Volume35
Issue number6
Early online dateFeb 2013
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Citation

Ching, B. H.-H., Ho, C. S.-H., Chan, D. W., Chung, K. K. H., & Lo, L.-Y. (2013). Behavioral characteristics of Chinese adolescents with dyslexia: The use of teachers’ behavior checklist in Hong Kong. Applied Psycholinguistics, 35(6), 1235-1257.

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