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Construction and Use of Behavior Rating Scales. Research, Consultation, & Teaching Program Monograph No. 6
(1996)
  • Changnam Lee, Kennesaw State University
  • Gerald Tindal, University of Oregon
Abstract
This monograph presents a comprehensive review of behavioral rating scales from four vantages. Scale construction is considered with three major topics addressed: design, particularly content and format; development, with descriptions given for selecting appropriate statements to include in a scale and ensuring their proper placement and contribution to the total scale outcomes; and finally, evaluation, including use of quantitative, qualitative, and use criteria. The last half of the paper presents an analysis of several popular rating scales that are commercially available; two perspectives are framed: self and informant. By tying these four topics together, this monograph presents the premise that, not only must professionals be skilled in adoption of appropriate behavioral rating scales, but more importantly, they also must be knowledgeable about how rating scales are constructed and how results can be interpreted.
Keywords
  • behavior rating,
  • rating scale construction
Publication Date
1996
Publisher
University of Oregon
Citation Information
Changnam Lee and Gerald Tindal. Construction and Use of Behavior Rating Scales. Research, Consultation, & Teaching Program Monograph No. 6. Eugene, OR(1996)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/changnam_lee/13/