ERIC Number: EJ962332
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-May
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 39
The Behavior Problems Inventory-Short Form for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities: Part II--Reliability and Validity
Rojahn, J.; Rowe, E. W.; Sharber, A. C.; Hastings, R.; Matson, J. L.; Didden, R.; Kroes, D. B. H.; Dumont, E. L. M.
Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, v56 n5 p546-565 May 2012
Background: The Behavior Problems Inventory-01 (BPI-01) is an informant-based behaviour rating instrument for intellectual disabilities (ID) with 49 items and three sub-scales: "Self-injurious Behavior," "Stereotyped Behavior" and "Aggressive/Destructive Behavior." The Behavior Problems Inventory-Short Form (BPI-S) is a BPI-01 spin-off with 30 items. Methods: The psychometric properties of these two versions of the scale were computed using aggregated archival data from nine different sites in the USA, Wales, England, the Netherlands and Romania with a total of 1122 cases with a BPI-01 total score greater than 0. Results: The internal consistency of the BPI-01 and the BPI-S ranged from fair to excellent with the BPI-01 showing slightly stronger reliability. Construct validity (confirmatory and discriminant) was computed by comparing BPI sub-scale scores with the scores of four other behaviour rating scales (the Aberrant Behavior Checklist, the Diagnostic Assessment for the Severely Handicapped-II, the Nisonger Child Behavior Rating Form and the Inventory for Client and Agency Planning). Strong evidence for confirmatory and discriminant validity was found for both the BPI-01 and the BPI-S. Confirmatory fit indices for the BPI and the BPI-S were comparable and suggesting that the factor structures fit the data well. Conclusion: In summary, both BPI versions were found to be equally sound psychometrically and can be endorsed for future use. However, independent future studies are needed to replicate the psychometrics of the BPI-S with new data.
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Severe Disabilities, Self Destructive Behavior, Mental Retardation, Construct Validity, Child Behavior, Rating Scales, Foreign Countries, Measures (Individuals), Stereotypes, Aggression, Check Lists, Scores, Reliability, Factor Structure, Psychometrics
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Identifiers - Location: Netherlands; Romania; United Kingdom (England); United Kingdom (Wales); United States
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Aberrant Behavior Checklist; Diagnostic Assessment for the Severely Handicapped