Validity and reliability of the behavioral and emotional rating scale (2nd edition)

Youth rating scale

Michael H Epstein, Paul Mooney, Gail Ryser, Corey D. Pierce

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Abstract

Objective: This article reports findings of three studies addressing convergent validity and test-retest reliability of the Youth Rating Scale of the Behavioral and Emotional Rating Scale-Second Edition (BERS-2). Method: Pearson product-moment correlations were used in all three studies, the first two addressing convergent validity and the third addressing test-retest reliability. Results: Analysis indicated that (a) the six BERS-2 subscales and overall strength index were generally highly positively correlated with the social skills composite score from the Social Skills Rating System-Student Form (Secondary Level, Grades 7 to 12), (b) the BERS-2 subscales and strength index were generally moderately negatively correlated with the Problem scales of Achenbach's Youth Self-Report, and (c) test-retest reliability coefficients over a 1-week period were all above. 80. Conclusions: Results provide evidence that the BERS-2 Youth Rating Scale has acceptable psychometric properties and may be considered for use by social work practitioners in assessment and intervention activities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)358-367
Number of pages10
JournalResearch on Social Work Practice
Volume14
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2004

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Keywords

  • Emotional and behavioral competence
  • Strength-based assessment

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  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Psychology(all)

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Validity and reliability of the behavioral and emotional rating scale (2nd edition) : Youth rating scale. / Epstein, Michael H; Mooney, Paul; Ryser, Gail; Pierce, Corey D.

In: Research on Social Work Practice, Vol. 14, No. 5, 01.09.2004, p. 358-367.

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Epstein, Michael H ; Mooney, Paul ; Ryser, Gail ; Pierce, Corey D. / Validity and reliability of the behavioral and emotional rating scale (2nd edition) : Youth rating scale. In: Research on Social Work Practice. 2004 ; Vol. 14, No. 5. pp. 358-367.
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