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ERIC Number: EJ879308
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 41
ISSN: ISSN-1931-5864
Psychometric Evaluation of the "Behavior Problems Inventory-01" and the "Nisonger Child Behavior Rating Form" with Children and Adolescents
Rojahn, Johannes; Rowe, Ellen W.; Macken, Jennifer; Gray, Amy; Delitta, Denise; Booth, Alison; Kimbrell, Kelly
Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, v3 n1 p28-50 2010
This study was conducted to assess the psychometric properties of 2 assessment instruments, the "Behavior Problems Inventory-01" ("BPI-01"; Rojahn, Matson, Lott, Esbensen, & Smalls, 2001) and the "Nisonger Child Behavior Rating Form" ("NCBRF"; Aman, Tass, Rojahn, & Hammer, 1996). The sample consisted of 237 ethnically diverse children and adolescents with intellectual disabilities who ranged in age from 4 to 22 years. Reliability parameters included internal consistency, interteacher agreement, teacher-parent agreement, and test-retest reliability. Factorial validity was assessed first by bivariate Spearman rank ([rho]) correlations and then by examining the factor structure fit via confirmatory factor analysis (CFA). Convergent and discriminant validity was assessed by multiple regression analyses across the 2 instruments. Reliability coefficients (internal consistency, interteacher agreement, and test-retest reliability) of the "BPI-01" and of the "NCBRF" subscales ranged from fair to excellent and from poor to excellent, respectively. The CFA suggested a poor fit between the present and the original "BPI-01" and "NCBRF" factor structures, although item-total correlations were reasonable. Convergent and discriminant validity between the "BPI-01" and the "NCBRF", however, was strong. Limitations of the study are discussed and recommendations for future studies are presented. (Contains 9 tables and 3 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Virginia