ERIC Number: EJ1090825
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Oct
Abstractor: As Provided
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Convergent Validity of the Finnish Behavioral and Emotional Rating Scale-2 with Teachers and Parents as Raters
Savolainen, Hannu; Nordness, Philip D.; Sointu, Erkko T.; Lappalainen, Kristiina; Epstein, Michael H.
Journal of International Special Needs Education, v16 n2 p94-101 Oct 2013
In previous research the Finnish version of the Behavioral and Emotional Rating Scale-2 (Epstein, 2004) has demonstrated adequate internal consistency and reliability. The purpose of the present study was to examine the convergent validity of the Finnish BERS-2 by comparing it with the Finnish version of the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire, with teachers and parents as the raters. The results add to the research base to suggest that the Finnish BERS-2 is a valid and reliable instrument for assessing the emotional and behavioral strengths of children and youth.
Descriptors: Rating Scales, Behavior Rating Scales, Emotional Response, Questionnaires, Item Analysis, Test Reliability, Test Validity, Teacher Attitudes, Parent Attitudes, Program Validation, Foreign Countries
Division of International Special Education and Services, Council for Exceptional Children. Web site: http://www.jisne.org
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Finland