Confirmatory factor analysis of the preschool behavioral and emotional rating scale (PreBERS) with preschool children with disabilities

Cynthia J. Cress, Lori Synhorst, Michael H. Epstein, Elizabeth Allen

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Abstract

The Preschool Behavioral and Emotional Rating Scale (PreBERS) is a standardized, norm-referenced instrument that assesses emotional and behavioral strengths of preschool children. This study investigated whether the PreBERS four-factor structure (i.e., emotional regulation, school readiness, social confidence, and family involvement) could be replicated with an early childhood special education (ECSE) sample of children. Teachers who participated in the study rated a total of 1,103 preschool children with disabilities. Confirmatory factor analysis determined the extent to which the ECSE data fit the original four-factor PreBERS structure identified with the national normative sample. Results indicated that the four-factor structure demonstrated an acceptable fit with the ECSE sample.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)203-211
Number of pages9
JournalAssessment for Effective Intervention
Volume37
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2012

Keywords

  • assessment
  • behavior
  • disabilities
  • mental health
  • preschool

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Health Professions(all)

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