The overall CBRSC score was significantly high for girls in abused than nonabused group (for M and SD see Table 3).
When data for boys in abused and nonabused groups (see Figure 2) were analyzed following the same lines, there were significantly high mean score for total CBRSC behavioral problems for the boys in abused than nonabused group with t(48) = 46.205, p < .0001.
The sample was then divided into two groups with low and high behavioral problems as per cut off criteria of CBRSC (211); a highly significant difference was depicted between groups for their CAS scores, t(98) = 20.07, p < .0001, with the high score for the high behavioral problems group while strengthening the assumption of children being high on abuse also high on behavioral problems or vice versa.
To further determine the direction of the trend, correlation was computed between CAS and CBRSC for the abused group.
Teachers' ratings on CBRSC indicated that almost all children belonging to the abused group, both boys and girls were falling into the category of having significant behavioral and emotional problems as their overall mean score was well above the cut off score for CBRSC than nonabused group confirming the major hypothesis of the study that abused children (both boys and girls) being high on behavioral and emotional problems.
The significant correlation between CAS and CBRSC scores for abused children suggested a close association between the phenomena.