Title

Convergent Validity of the School Social Behavior Scales with the Child Behavior Checklist and Teacher's Report Form

Document Type

Article

Journal/Book Title/Conference

Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment

Volume

12

Issue

4

Publisher

SAGE Publications

Publication Date

1994

First Page

372

Last Page

380

DOI

10.1177/073428299401200407

Abstract

he School Social Behavior Scales (SSBS) is a relatively new teacher-report instrument for assessing social competence and antisocial behavior. The present study investigated the convergent validity of SSBS data with a sample of nonreferred school children. Teachers of participating children (N = 210) completed the SSBS and the Child Behavior Checklist-Teacher's Report Form, and parents completed the Child Behavior Checklist. Internal consistency reliability of SSBS subscale and total scale data were all high. Correlations between subscale and total scores of the SSBS, CBCL, and TRF were moderate and in the expected direction. Results of the present study provide additional support for the reliability and validity of SSBS data. Additionally, results suggest that the SSBS can be used with confidence for accurate, time-efficient assessment of social behavior in a school setting.

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