Multiple regression analyses in clinical child and adolescent psychology

James Jaccard, Vincent Guilamo-Ramos, Margaret Johansson, Alida Bouris

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A major form of data analysis in clinical child and adolescent psychology is multiple regression. This article reviews issues in the application of such methods in light of the research designs typical of this field. Issues addressed include controlling covariates, evaluation of predictor relevance, comparing predictors, analysis of moderation, analysis of mediation, assumption violations, outliers, limited dependent variables, and directed regression and its relation to structural equation modeling. Analytic guidelines are provided within each domain.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)456-479
Number of pages24
JournalJournal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology


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