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Renshaw, Tyler L.; Cook, Clayton R. – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2018
The present studies report on the initial development and validation of the Youth Internalizing Problems Screener (YIPS), which is a 10-item self-report rating scale for assessing general internalizing problems and identifying depression and anxiety caseness within the context of school mental health screening. Results from Study 1 (N = 177)…
Descriptors: Scores, Screening Tests, Well Being, Mental Health
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Renshaw, Tyler L. – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2017
The present study reports on the initial validation of the eight-item version of the Avoidance and Fusion Questionnaire for Youth (AFQ-Y8) as a school mental health screener for identifying clinical-level depression and anxiety caseness within a sample of urban high school students (N = 219). Results indicated that responses to the AFQ-Y8 yielded…
Descriptors: Psychological Characteristics, Screening Tests, Questionnaires, Test Validity
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Antaramian, Susan – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2015
A dual-factor mental health model includes measures of positive psychological well-being in addition to traditional indicators of psychopathology to comprehensively determine mental health status. The current study examined the utility of this model in understanding the psychological adjustment and educational functioning of college students. A…
Descriptors: Mental Health, Measures (Individuals), Models, Symptoms (Individual Disorders)
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Low, Justin A.; Keith, Timothy Z.; Jensen, Megan – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2015
The purpose of this research was to determine whether child, parent, and teacher characteristics such as sex, socioeconomic status (SES), parental depressive symptoms, the number of years of teaching experience, number of children in the classroom, and teachers' disciplinary self-efficacy predict deviations from maternal ratings in a…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Socioeconomic Status, Parents, Depression (Psychology)
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Sturman, Edward D.; Cribbie, Robert A.; Flett, Gordon L. – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2009
This article presents a method for assessing the internal consistency of scales that works equally well with short and long scales, namely, the average proportional distance. The method provides information on the average distance between item scores for a particular scale. In this article, we sought to demonstrate how this relatively simple…
Descriptors: Computation, Reliability, Measures (Individuals), Evaluation Methods
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Mashburn, Andrew J.; Hamre, Bridget K.; Downer, Jason T.; Pianta, Robert C. – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2006
Teachers' ratings of children's competencies may in part reflect characteristics and perspectives of teachers who assigned the ratings, which compromises their validity as a measure of child attributes. The purposes of this study were to use multilevel modeling to (a) estimate between-rater variance in teachers' ratings of children's social…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Characteristics, Classroom Environment