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

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Dyslexia
teachers' behavior
dyslexia
Hong Kong
Checklist
Students
adolescent
secondary school
student
Reading
item analysis
learning disorder
discriminant analysis
Discriminant Analysis
Statistical Factor Analysis
Teacher Behavior
Secondary School
factor analysis
rating
literacy

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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.