ERIC Number: EJ689692
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Mar
Psychometric Properties of the Sutter-Eyberg Student Behavior Inventory with Rural Middle School and High School Children
Floyd, Erin M.; Rayfield, Arista; Eyberg, Sheila M.; Riley III, Joseph L.
Assessment, v11 n1 p64-72 Mar 2004
This study examined the psychometric properties of the Sutter-Eyberg Student Behavior Inventory (SESBI) in a rural sample of children and adolescents. Thirty-eight 5th- through 12th-grade teachers completed the SESBI on 726 children in their classrooms. High Cronbach's alphas supported the reliability of the SESBI scales in this population. Higher SESBI scores were obtained by boys than girls and by African American students than Caucasian students, more so at lower grades. Teachers race did not affect SESBI scores. In contrast to children with developmental delay, children with learning disabilities obtained higher scores than others on the SESBI Intensity scale but not on the Problem scale. This suggests that teachers of children with learning disabilities recognize the higher frequency of problem behaviors in their students but do not consider these behaviors to be problems for themselves. On both SESBI scales, children with developmental delay were not distinguishable from peers without developmental delays.
Descriptors: Measures (Individuals), Student Behavior, Psychometrics, Racial Differences, Age Differences, Teacher Attitudes, Developmental Delays, Test Validity, Learning Disabilities, Secondary School Students, Rural Schools
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Middle Schools; Secondary Education
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