Validation of child behavior rating scale in Singapore (part 1): Rasch analysis

Lim, Sok Mui, Rodger, Sylvia and Brown, Ted (2010) Validation of child behavior rating scale in Singapore (part 1): Rasch analysis. Hong Kong Journal of Occupational Therapy, 20 2: 52-62. doi:10.1016/S1569-1861(11)70004-3

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Author Lim, Sok Mui
Rodger, Sylvia
Brown, Ted
Title Validation of child behavior rating scale in Singapore (part 1): Rasch analysis
Journal name Hong Kong Journal of Occupational Therapy   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1569-1861
Publication date 2010-12
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/S1569-1861(11)70004-3
Open Access Status DOI
Volume 20
Issue 2
Start page 52
End page 62
Total pages 11
Place of publication Amsterdam, Netherlands
Publisher Elsevier BV
Collection year 2011
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Young children demonstrate both interpersonal social skills (IPS) and learning-related social skills (LRSS) in the early childhood environments.

The aim of the paper was to investigate the construct validity and measurement properties of the Child Behavior Rating Scale (CBRS) when used to assess young children's IPS and LRSS within early childhood environments in Singapore.

The participants included 117 children aged 3–6 years, recruited from six preschools in Singapore. Among these children, 28 of them have special needs. The teachers completed the CBRS for all the children.

Eight items were found to fit in a unidimensional scale to measure IPS, while 12 items to measure LRSS. The measurement properties of these two scales were found to be satisfactory.

This study has validated the use of the CBRS to assess IPS and LRSS demonstrated by young Singaporean children. The importance of considering the cultural context when assessing young children's social skills is discussed in the paper.

Keyword Rasch analysis
Social skills
Young children
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Additional Notes Available online 4 February 2011.

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