The development and validation of the Contextualized Assessment Tool for Risk and Protection Management (CAT-RPM)

Bower, Julie M., Carroll, Annemaree and Ashman, Adrian (2014) The development and validation of the Contextualized Assessment Tool for Risk and Protection Management (CAT-RPM). Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 32 2: 107-122. doi:10.1177/0734282913497782

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Author Bower, Julie M.
Carroll, Annemaree
Ashman, Adrian
Title The development and validation of the Contextualized Assessment Tool for Risk and Protection Management (CAT-RPM)
Journal name Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0734-2829
1557-5144
Publication date 2014-04-01
Year available 2013
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1177/0734282913497782
Open Access Status File (Author Post-print)
Volume 32
Issue 2
Start page 107
End page 122
Total pages 16
Place of publication Thousand Oaks, CA, United States
Publisher Sage Publications
Language eng
Abstract Traditional resources for ascertaining risk and protection for disengaged youth are often unsuitable, due to the stamina and skill required to complete them. Many of these tools assess risk without considering participants' potential for personal growth. The present study outlines the development and initial validation of a tool titled the Contextualized Assessment Tool for Risk and Protection Management (CAT-RPM), which was administered to 499 participants across a range of high school settings. Six factors emerged that were highly correlated and had good internal consistency. Multivariate tests strongly suggest that the CAT-RPM is a valid and psychometrically sound assessment tool for differentiating groups across sex, age, and antisocial behavior. The research reveals a reliable measure of risk and protection that can assist young people to recognize and build on their strengths and adds a positive dimension to traditional risk assessment tools.
Formatted abstract
Traditional resources for ascertaining risk and protection for disengaged youth are often unsuitable, due to the stamina and skill required to complete them. Many of these tools assess risk without considering participants’ potential for personal growth. The present study outlines the development and initial validation of a tool titled the Contextualized Assessment Tool for Risk and Protection Management (CAT-RPM), which was administered to 499 participants across a range of high school settings. Six factors emerged that were highly correlated and had good internal consistency. Multivariate tests strongly suggest that the CAT-RPM is a valid and psychometrically sound assessment tool for differentiating groups across sex, age, and antisocial behavior. The research reveals a reliable measure of risk and protection that can assist young people to recognize and build on their strengths and adds a positive dimension to traditional risk assessment tools.
Keyword Adolescents
Context
Positive youth development
Protective factors
Risk factors
Strengths-based
Assessment tools
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Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Authors prepub title: "The development and validation of the Contextualised Assessment Tool for Risk and Protection Management (CAT-RPM)". Published online 12 August 2013.

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