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ERIC Number: ED460534
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Feb
Pages: 5
Abstractor: N/A
The Development of a Scale To Assess the Emotional and Behavioral Strengths of Children.
Epstein, Michael H.; Sharma, Jennifer; McKelvey, Janet; Frankenberry, Erin
This paper describes the development of the Behavioral and Emotional Strengths Scale (BESS), developed as part of a program which focuses on strengths of children usually seen as having severe emotional and/or behavioral disorders. The BESS is a 68-item scale that identifies children's behavioral strengths on five dimensions: (1) self-control; (2) affective development; (3) family involvement; (4) school performance; and (5) self-confidence. The paper reports the results of efforts that establish the scale's content validity, item discrimination, and factor structure. It also notes current efforts to establish norms for the BESS. (DB)
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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Note: In: A System of Care for Children's Mental Health: Expanding the Research Base. Proceedings of the Annual Research Conference (9th, Tampa, FL, February 26-28, 1996); see EC 306 844.