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ERIC Number: EJ984584
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 56
ISSN: ISSN-0031-3831
Cross Informant Agreement of Behavioral and Emotional Strengths between Finnish Students and Teachers
Sointu, Erkko T.; Savolainen, Hannu; Lappalainen, Kristiina; Epstein, Michael H.
Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, v56 n6 p625-636 2012
Multiple informants such as teachers, students, and parents are commonly used as sources of information when assessing students' behaviors and emotions. However, there are few studies about cross informant agreement of strength-based assessment. The purpose of this study was to extend the international research on the Behavioral and Emotional Rating Scale (BERS-2), a strength-based measure, to determine the cross informant agreement and convergent validity between student self-report and teacher report on the Finnish BERS-2 with a sample of 5th grade Finnish students (n=275). The results of this study found that the Finnish BERS-2 possesses moderate to large cross informant agreement with coefficients ranging from 0.35 to 0.51. Consistency between student and teacher ratings shows that the Finnish BERS-2 is a reliable measure to assess students' strengths. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Finland
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Behavioral and Emotional Rating Scale