Volpe, Robert J., Casale, Gino, Mohiyeddini, Changiz, Grosche, Michael, Hennemann, Thomas, Briesch, Amy M. and Daniels, Brian (2018). A universal behavioral screener linked to personalized classroom interventions: Psychometric characteristics in a large sample of German schoolchildren. J. Sch. Psychol., 66. S. 25 - 41. OXFORD: PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD. ISSN 1873-3506

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Abstract

The current study represents the first psychometric evaluation of an American English into German translation of a school-based universal screening measure designed to assess academic and disruptive behavior problems. This initial study examines the factor structure and diagnostic accuracy of the newly translated measure in a large sample of 1009 German schoolchildren attending grades 1-6 in Western Germany. Confirmatory factor analysis supported a two-factor model for both male- and female-students. Configural invariance was supported between male and female-samples. However scalar invariance was not supported, with higher thresholds for ratings of female students. Results of receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curve analyses were indicative of good to excellent diagnostic accuracy with areas under the curve ranging from 0.89 to 0.93. Optimal cut-off scores were 10, 5, and 13 for the Academic Productivity/Disorganization, Oppositional/Disruptive, and the Total Problems Composite scores of the Integrated System Teacher Rating Form respectively. This initial study of the newly translated measure supports further investigations into its utility for universal screening in German speaking schools.

Item Type: Journal Article
Creators:
CreatorsEmailORCIDORCID Put Code
Volpe, Robert J.UNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Casale, GinoUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Mohiyeddini, ChangizUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Grosche, MichaelUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Hennemann, ThomasUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Briesch, Amy M.UNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Daniels, BrianUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
URN: urn:nbn:de:hbz:38-197164
DOI: 10.1016/j.jsp.2017.11.003
Journal or Publication Title: J. Sch. Psychol.
Volume: 66
Page Range: S. 25 - 41
Date: 2018
Publisher: PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD
Place of Publication: OXFORD
ISSN: 1873-3506
Language: English
Faculty: Unspecified
Divisions: Unspecified
Subjects: no entry
Uncontrolled Keywords:
KeywordsLanguage
MENTAL-HEALTH; DIFFICULTIES QUESTIONNAIRE; MEASUREMENT INVARIANCE; ROC CURVE; MODEL; STUDENTS; CHILD; ACHIEVEMENT; PREVALENCE; STRENGTHSMultiple languages
Psychology, EducationalMultiple languages
Refereed: Yes
URI: http://kups.ub.uni-koeln.de/id/eprint/19716

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