ERIC Number: ED090721
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Discriminators of Clinically Defined Emotional Maladjustment: The Predictive Validities of the Quay and Devereux Scales.
Proger, Barton B.; And Others
From a population of 130 boys between 7 and 14 years of age who had been clinically diagnosed as aggressive, hyperactive, or withdrawn, 32, 31, and 32 Ss, respectively, were randomly selected and administered the Quay Behavior Problem Checklist and the Devereux Elementary School Behavior Rating Scale during the 1971-1972 academic year. A descriptive intercorrelation matrix was generated for the 4 Quay scales and the 14 Devereux scales. Three stepwise discriminant analyses were run: Quay scales only, Devereux scales only, and Quay and Devereux scales combined. In terms of statistical and practical considerations, the 4 Quay subscales by themselves attained the optimal predictive accuracy (65% or 62 out of 95 children correctly identified). (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Resources and Information Center for Special Education (PRISE), King of Prussia, PA.; Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Montgomery County Intermediate Unit 23, Blue Bell, PA.