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ERIC Number: ED019783
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Jul
Pages: 171
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Reference Count: 0
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THE DEVELOPMENT OF BEHAVIOR DIMENSIONS FOR EMOTIONALLY DISTURBED CHILDREN--A STUDY OF RELEVANT INDICATORS FOR CLASSROOM TECHNIQUES, THERAPIES METHODS, AND PROGNOSIS. INTERIM REPORT.
CROMWELL, RUE L.
FOUR INSTRUMENTS WERE DEVELOPED AND STANDARDIZED TO MEASURE EARLY EXPERIENCE, CURRENT BEHAVIOR, TREATMENT APPROACHES, AND PROGNOSIS OF EMOTIONALLY DISTURBED CHILDREN--THE RATING/RANKING SCALE OF CHILD BEHAVIOR (R/R SCALE), THE PARENT PRACTICES INVENTORY (PPI), THE SCALE ON PROCEDURES IN DEALING WITH CHILDREN (PDC), AND THE CHILD HISTORY CODE (CHC). SIXTY-THREE RATERS COMPLETED THE 125-ITEM R/R SCALE ON GROUPS OF THREE TO NINE EMOTIONALLY DISTURBED CHILDREN (TOTAL 109) WITH WHOM THEY HAD HAD DAILY CONTACT FOR AT LEAST 3 WEEKS. THE AVERAGE CORRELATION RATIO OF THE INDIVIDUAL ITEMS WAS .68, AND THE MEAN INTRACLASS CORRELATION WAS .30. HOWEVER, THIS INDEX OF RELIABILITY IS MORE STRINGENT, SINCE THE FORMULA CORRECTS FOR ERROR BETWEEN JUDGES AND THE RESIDUAL ERROR. IN ANALYZING THE PPI FOR RELIABILITY, THE TEST, WHICH WAS CODED AND REFINED TO ASSESS PARENT METHODS AND VALUES THROUGH THREE DRAFTS, WAS GIVEN TO BOTH PARENTS OF ONE NORMAL AND SIX DISTURBED CHILDREN AND TO THE MOTHERS ONLY OF TWO DISTURBED CHILDREN. THE MEAN PERCENT OF ABSOLUTE AGREEMENT FROM TEST TO RETEST WAS 41 PERCENT. THE APPROXIMATE PERCENT OF AGREEMENT WAS WITHIN 2 POINTS FOR 11 POINT SCALES, WITHIN 1 POINT OR LESS FOR OTHER SCALES. THE MEAN APPROXIMATE PERCENT OF AGREEMENT WAS 74. THE PDC, A MEASURE OF TREATMENT VARIABLES, WAS DEVELOPED THROUGH SIX DRAFTS BY OBSERVING AND CONSULTING WORKERS WITH DISTURBED CHILDREN. THE INTRAJUDGE RELIABILITY ON THE THREE SECTIONS (ONE WITH TWO SUBSECTIONS) RANGED FROM 66 TO 85 PERCENT. THE AVERAGE PERCENT OF AGREEMENT BETWEEN TEACHERS AND OBSERVERS RANGED FROM 49 TO 68 FOR EACH SECTION OF THE TEST. TO MAXIMIZE RELIABILITY, THE PDC WILL BE GIVEN BY SPECIALLY TRAINED PROCTORS AND THE R/R SCALE WILL BE ADMINISTERED FIRST. THE LAST INSTRUMENT, THE CHC, WAS DIVIDED INTO TWO PARTS, ONE TO BE COMPLETED FROM THE FILES AND THE OTHER BY THE PARENTS. ADDITIONAL STATISTICAL ANALYSES WILL BE PUBLISHED. FINAL DATA COLLECTED ON 456 EMOTIONALLY DISTURBED CHILDREN, 36 ORGANICALLY IMPAIRED CHILDREN, AND 507 PARENTS WILL BE EVALUATED IN THE FUTURE. A 12-MONTH POST ASSESSMENT SCALE IS BEING DEVELOPED FOR FOLLOWUP STUDIES. COMPARISON DATA WILL BE GATHERED ON NORMAL CHILDREN. A REPORT ON THE FINAL BEHAVIOR CLASSIFICATION SCHEMES FOR USE BY TEACHERS OF EMOTIONALLY DISTURBED CHILDREN WILL BE PREPARED. FOUR SPLINTER STUDIES ARE CITED. NINE APPENDIXES INCLUDE COPIES OF AND SCORING PROCEDURES FOR THE TEST INSTRUMENTS.
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Authoring Institution: Vanderbilt Univ., Nashville, TN.
Identifiers: PARENT PRACTICES INVENTORY; Rating Ranking Scale of Child Behavior (Cromwell); SCALE ON PROCEDURES IN DEALING WITH CHILDREN