ERIC Number: EJ709586
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Mar
Reference Count: 24
Preliminary Investigation Examining the Validity of the Compliance Test and a Brief Behavioral Observation Measure for Identifying Children with Disruptive Behavior
Filcheck, Holly A.; Berry, Traci. A.; McNeil, Cheryl B.
Child Study Journal, v34 n1 p1 Mar 2004
The Compliance Test and classroom behavioral observations have been used by clinicians and researchers to determine the level of disruptive behavior exhibited by children. However, little data have been collected with regard to their validity. In the current study, the Compliance Test and a brief behavioral observation procedure (Revised Edition of the School Observation Coding System; REDSOCS) were compared to the Conners' Teacher Rating Scale-39 (CTRS-39) to determine whether they are valid procedures to use to discriminate preschool children with disruptive (n = 15) and typical (n = 15) behavior. Clinical implications of the results are discussed with regard to assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of young children with conduct disturbance. Results indicated that the Compliance Test and the REDSOCS significantly discriminated between disruptive and typical children, and had good convergent and divergent validity.
Descriptors: Observation, Test Validity, Compliance (Psychology), Behavior Problems, Measurement Techniques, Student Behavior, Antisocial Behavior, Young Children
State University of NY College at Buffalo, Applied Science and Education, 1300 Elmwood Ave., Buffalo, NY 14222. Web site: http://www.stepfam.org/index.htm.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Teacher Rating Scale