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ERIC Number: EJ877477
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Nov
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 38
ISSN: ISSN-0198-7429
Behavioral and Emotional Rating Scale-2 Parent Report: Exploring a Spanish Version with At-Risk Students
Sharkey, Jill; You, Sukkyung; Morrison, Gale; Griffiths, Amy
Behavioral Disorders, v35 n1 p53-65 Nov 2009
Youth strengths are as important to consider as deficits in understanding developmental outcomes and thus are an important component of psychoeducational assessment. Latino/as are understudied with regard to strength-based constructs, although cultural and socioeconomic factors may be related to differences in Latino/a parents' views of their children's strengths and school experiences. The Behavioral and Emotional Rating Scale-2 (BERS-2) Parent Report is one of the most widely used measures to examine school-based strengths of students. With two sets of data collected with Spanish-speaking Latino/a parents of students aged 9 to 14 years, the authors examined the BERS-2 to explore and then preliminarily confirm latent constructs present in reports of their children's strengths. A three-factor model, labeled Self-Control, School Participation, and Emotional Health, emerged as an alternative fit to the data. Results indicate that the BERS-2 measures culturally sensitive constructs, yet amended procedures may enhance the assessment of student strengths from the parent perspective, particularly when working with Spanish-speaking Latino/a families. (Contains 6 tables and 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 4; Grade 5; Grade 6; Grade 7
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Behavioral and Emotional Rating Scale