ERIC Number: ED186443
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Verification of Reliability and Validity of a Behavior Rating Scale.
Zane, Thomas; Hursh, Daniel
A procedure was devised to assess the degree of reliability and validity of a behavior rating scale checklist used to evaluate parents' training skills with handicapped infants. Reliability was tested by independent observers viewing videotapes of training sessions and filling out checklist ratings of the parents' behaviors. Validity was assessed by observers viewing videotapes of training sessions, recording each training behavior exhibited by the parent as correct or incorrect, and/then comparing these results to results of checklists ratings for the same training session. The degree of reliability was consistently high for one of two observer pairs, and the degree of validity was high for both pairs, in that the results obtained by the checklist corresponded with the results obtained by the detailed frequency counts. The results indicated that the checklist seemed to be easy to use as well as being an accurate assessment device. (Author/CTM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association (87th, New York, NY, September 1-5, 1979).