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ERIC Number: ED012065
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
Pages: 60
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RELIABILITY, VALIDITY AND FAVORABILITY OF SELECTED INDICATORS OF BEHAVIORAL CHANGE IN CHILDREN.
WRIGHT, LOGAN
THIS STUDY WAS DESIGNED TO DETERMINE THE RELIABILITY, VALIDITY, AND SOCIAL FAVORABILITY RATINGS OF 941 ITEMS THAT WERE THOUGHT TO BE DESCRIPTIVE OF CHANGE IN CHILDREN'S BEHAVIOR. THIS POOL OF ITEMS COULD THEN BE USED FOR SCALES MEASURING THE OUTCOME OF COUNSELING AND PSYCHOTHERAPY WITH CHILDREN. THE VALIDATION AND CROSS-VALIDATION SAMPLES INCLUDED 50 PARENTS EACH WHO RATED THE ITEMS ACCORDING TO THEIR CHILD'S BEHAVIOR AT THE BEGINNING AND END OF TREATMENT AT THE RILEY CHILD GUIDANCE CLINIC. INDEPENDENT THERAPISTS ALSO RATED THE CHILD'S PROGRESS IN TREATMENT THROUGH THE RESULTS RECORDED BY THE CLINIC STAFF. A SEPARATE PARENT SAMPLE WAS USED FOR RATING SOCIAL FAVORABILITY OF THE ITEMS. CORRELATIONS OF RATINGS SHOWED THAT THE MAJORITY OF THE ITEMS INVESTIGATED WERE RELIABLE IN FAVORABILITY AND VALIDITY ON A TEST-RETEST RELIABILITY CHECK. THE VALIDITY OF THE ITEMS COULD NOT BE DEMONSTRATED BECAUSE A GIVEN ITEM APPEARED CLOSELY TIED TO THE PRESENTING PROBLEM OF THE CHILD. THE PROJECT IMPLICATIONS ARE THAT FOUR SCALES FOR MEASURING OUTCOMES OF TREATMENT FOR CHILDREN WITH SPECIFIC PROBLEMS SHOULD BE DEVELOPED FROM THE ITEMS INVESTIGATED. (NS)
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Identifiers: LIKERT TYPE SCALE; Pearson Product Moment Correlation