ERIC Number: ED027578
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1968-Nov-22
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Standardization of Modified Pittsburgh Adjustment Survey Scales.
Miller, Lovick C.
The need for objective evaluation of the social and emotional adjustment of elementary school children has become increasingly acute, yet few tools are available which can provide data on the epidemiology of psychopathology in the school-age child. The present study undertook to cross-validate a behavior checklist for boys, the Pittsburgh Adjustment Survey Scales (PASS) which, prior to this study, could only be used to enable teachers to rate the emotional and social adjustment of boys between the ages of six and 12. A scale was also added to measure academic disability. The purposes of this research were: (1) to replicate the factorial structure of PASS, (2) to determine if academic disability is an independent factor, (3) to determine if factor structures differ between males and females, and (4) to provide general population norms for both males and females. PASS did not cross-validate in this study, nor were factor structures replicated. The differences are discussed at length. (BP)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Louisville Univ., KY. School of Medicine.