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ERIC Number: EJ786589
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 7
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0271-1214
Factor Structure, Internal Consistency, and Interrater Reliability of the Early Childhood Behavior Problem Screening Scale
Nelson, Ron; Epstein, Michael; Griffith, Annette; Hopper, John
Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, v27 n3 p148-154 Fall 2007
The current study examined the initial psychometrics of the "Early Childhood Behavior Problem Screening Scale" (ECBPSS; Epstein & Nelson, 2006), namely the factor structure and associated internal consistency of factor items of parent and teacher versions as well as interrater reliability. Data came from samples of preschool- and kindergarten-age children from 2 medium-size cities in the U.S. midwest. Separate analyses of the parent and teacher data revealed internalizing and externalizing factors, with Cronbach's alphas ranging from 0.83 to 0.95. Parent and teacher interrater reliability coefficients ranged from 0.32 to 0.37. Overall, the results suggest that the 12-item ECBPSS Parent and Teacher forms may be useful for screening young children who may be at risk for emotional and behavioral disorders.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Kindergarten; Preschool Education
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Language: English
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