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ERIC Number: EJ958832
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 25
ISSN: ISSN-0741-9325
Comparison of Child Self-Report and Parent Report on the Sibling Need and Involvement Profile
Senner, Jill E.; Fish, Thomas
Remedial and Special Education, v33 n2 p103-109 Mar-Apr 2012
Considering the needs of siblings is an important component of family-centered practice for children with developmental disabilities. A syntactically and semantically simplified version of the "Sibling Need and Involvement Profile" (SNIP) was developed to allow self-report. Total profile scores for the self-report version correlated well with the original (Spearman's rho = 0.928, p less than 0.01), and test-retest reliability was good (Spearman's rho = 0.896, p less than 0.01). Children who piloted the instrument demonstrated good understanding of the vocabulary and the intent of the questions; however, using the instrument with adult supervision is suggested. A comparison of children's self-report scores to those of their parents' resulted in low, insignificant correlations, suggesting that parents' and children's perspectives do not always agree. Multiple measures, including sibling self-report and parent reports, are necessary for accurate determination of sibling need and involvement. (Contains 5 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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