ERIC Number: EJ879307
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 48
Psychometric Evaluation of Romanian Translations of the "Behavior Problems Inventory-01" and the "Nisonger Child Behavior Rating Form"
Mircea, Camelia E.; Rojahn, Johannes; Esbensen, Anna J.
Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, v3 n1 p51-65 2010
Psychometric properties of Romanian translations of the "Behavior Problems Inventory-01" ("BPI-01"; Rojahn, Matson, Lott, Esbensen, & Smalls, 2001) and the "Nisonger Child Behavior Rating Form" ("NCBRF"; Aman, Tasse, Rojahn, & Hammer, 1996) were explored. Respondents completed the instruments for 115 children and adolescents with intellectual disabilities. Internal consistency of both instruments' total scales was good to excellent (Cronbach's alpha ranging from 0.88 to 0.95) and the subscale internal consistencies were fair to excellent (with alpha ranging from 0.74 to 0.94). The results based on bivariate Spearman correlations and multiple regression analyses provided strong convergent and discriminant validity of both instruments. Overall, the Romanian versions of the behavior rating scales had very good reliability (internal consistencies) and convergent and discriminant validity. It is hoped that this study will be a catalyst for Romanian clinicians and researchers as well as for transcultural researchers working with Romanian individuals with intellectual disabilities to continue the exploration of the utility and psychometric quality not only of the "BPI-01" and the "NCBRF" but also of other English language psychopathology assessment instruments. (Contains 6 tables and 2 footnotes.)
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Test Validity, Psychopathology, Child Behavior, Behavior Rating Scales, Psychometrics, Foreign Countries, Mental Retardation, Factor Structure, Children, Adolescents, Test Reliability, Young Adults, Romance Languages
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Identifiers - Location: Romania