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ERIC Number: EJ1150957
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Sep
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0734-2829
Examining Subtypes of Behavioral/Emotional Risk Using Cluster Analysis
Dever, Bridget V.; Gallagher, Emily K.; Hochbein, Craig D.; Loukas, Austin; Dai, Chenchen
Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, v35 n6 p628-632 Sep 2017
Behavioral and emotional problems among children and adolescents can lead to numerous negative outcomes without intervention. From a prevention standpoint, screening for behavioral and emotional risk is an important step toward identifying such problems before the point of diagnosis or referral. The present study conducted a k-means cluster analysis to determine the subtypes of risk captured by one such screening instrument, the "Behavioral and Emotional Screening System" (BESS). The final solution produced four clusters: Well-Adapted, Internalizing/Adjustment Problems, Mild Externalizing Problems, and General Problems-Severe; these results were similar to those found with the full "Behavioral Assessment System for Children," Second Edition (BASC-2), suggesting that the BESS assesses similar constructs. Predictive validity evidence suggested that cluster membership was associated with standard achievement scores and in-school disciplinary incidents.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 3; Primary Education; Elementary Education; Early Childhood Education; Grade 4; Intermediate Grades; Grade 5; Middle Schools; Grade 6; Grade 7; Junior High Schools; Secondary Education; Grade 8
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania
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