ERIC Number: EJ1023439
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Abstractor: As Provided
Development, Reliability, and Construct Validity of the Emotional and Behavioral Screener
Cullinan, Douglas; Epstein, Michael H.
Preventing School Failure, v57 n4 p223-230 2013
This article describes the Emotional and Behavioral Screener, a brief universal screening procedure designed to help identify students whose emotional and behavioral functioning puts them at risk for future serious problems, including identification in the emotional disturbance category. Development of the screener drew on items and normative samples associated with an existing instrument for measuring emotional disturbance. Among present findings are that the screener possesses high internal consistency reliability, overall and for age, gender, and race/ethnic subgroups. Construct validity was adequate, as indicated by significant discriminations between groups of students known to differ as to emotional and behavioral problems. Discussion includes study limitations, research needs about other psychometric characteristics, and some uses of the Emotional and Behavioral Screener.
Descriptors: Screening Tests, Test Construction, Test Reliability, Test Validity, Construct Validity, Emotional Disturbances, Behavior Disorders, At Risk Students, Behavior Problems, Age Differences, Gender Differences, Racial Differences, Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Hypothesis Testing, Disability Identification
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