ERIC Number: ED327545
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1986
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Correlational Study of the Scales of Independent Behavior and the Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scales.
Bauer, Joseph J.
The Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scales (VABS) and the Scales of Independent Behavior (SIB) were administered to the mothers of 40 preschoolers (23 females and 17 males) in a day care situation. The children ranged in age from 47 to 74 months. Mothers were interviewed to determine if any changes had taken place in the behavior of the children between administration of one instrument and administration of the other instrument 7 days later. Pearson product moment correlations were calculated for: (1) the global adaptive behavior scales; (2) motor subscales; (3) communication subscales; (4) daily living (personal) skills subscales; and (5) the social skills subscales of the VABS and SIB. A hypothesis that proposed significant correlations between specific VABS and SIB global scales was supported in part. A second hypothesis suggesting a relationship between parental occupation and the adaptive behavior scores of their children was tested via an analysis of variance, which indicated that the highest level of occupation did relate to global scores on both instruments, to community living scores on the SIB, and to communication domain scores on the VABS. Both instruments appeared to measure adaptive behavior. Implications of the findings for specific subscales are discussed. Two tables present correlations and means and standard deviations for the subscales. (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Scales of Independent Behavior; Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scales