ERIC Number: EJ924629
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Feb
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 22
Confirmatory Factor Analysis of the Behavioral and Emotional Rating Scale-2 (BERS-2) Parent and Youth Rating Scales
Buckley, Jacquelyn A.; Ryser, Gail; Reid, Robert; Epstein, Michael H.
Journal of Child and Family Studies, v15 n1 p27-37 Feb 2006
We confirmed the factor structure of the Behavioral and Emotional Rating Scale-2nd Edition (BERS-2) with a normative parent and youth sample. The BERS-2, based on the Behavioral and Emotional Rating Scale (BERS), is a standardized instrument that assesses children's emotional and behavioral strengths. The original BERS was renormed to create a separate parent scale (Parent Rating Scale) and a youth self-report scale (Youth Rating Scale). In this study, we investigated whether the five-factor structure of the original BERS (i.e., interpersonal strengths, family involvement, intrapersonal strengths, school functioning, and affective strengths) could be replicated with normative parent and youth respondents. A total of 927 parents of students with and without disabilities and 1301 youth with and without disabilities volunteered to participate in the study. Confirmatory factor analysis was used to determine the extent to which the normative parent and youth data fit the original five-factor BERS structure. Results indicated that the five-factor structure demonstrated an acceptable fit with the normative parent and youth samples. Practical implications and future research ideas are discussed.
Descriptors: Emotional Disturbances, Family Involvement, Factor Structure, Rating Scales, Parents, Factor Analysis, Emotional Response, Behavior Problems, Youth, Psychometrics, Child Behavior, Interpersonal Relationship, Academic Achievement, Affective Behavior, Disabilities
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Behavioral and Emotional Rating Scale