Validity evidence for the preschool and kindergarten behavior scales, second edition, for autism spectrum disorders Public Deposited
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Hoffend, Carly Kaye
- Affiliation: School of Education
- The primary purpose of this study was to address a gap in previous research by providing additional validity evidence for the Preschool and Kindergarten Behavior Scales, Second Edition(PKBS-2), for children with and without diagnoses of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). The study sample consisted of 76 parent informants and their children, ranging in age from 4 to 6 years, without a diagnosis of ASD (n = 59) or with a diagnosis of ASD (n = 17). This study demonstrates that the PKBS-2 is sensitive to ASD group membership with a similar classification rate as those yielded in previous research examining the discriminant validity of this instrument. The results of this study provide additional validity evidence that support the PKBS-2 as having great potential as a screening device and research tool. A discussion is provided regarding directions for future research.
- Date of publication
- May 2011
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- "... in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Arts in School Psychology, School of Education."
- Wasik, Barbara Hanna
- Degree granting institution
- University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
- Place of publication
- Chapel Hill, NC
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