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Major, Sofia O.; Seabra-Santos, Maria J.; Gaspar, Maria F. – Psychology in the Schools, 2018
This study explored the correspondence and differences between school staff perceptions of preschool children's social skills and behavior problems. One hundred preschoolers were assessed by 14 pairs of teachers and classroom aides with the Preschool and Kindergarten Behavior Scales-2nd Edition (PKBS-2 Portuguese version). Indexes of agreement and…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Teacher Aides, Preschool Children, Interpersonal Competence
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Major, Sofia O.; Seabra-Santos, Maria J.; Martin, Roy P. – Psychology in the Schools, 2015
The parent-teacher agreement has become an important issue of children's psychological assessment. However, the amount of research available for preschool children is small and mainly based on one index of agreement with samples of modest size/representativeness. This study examined parent-teacher agreement (correlations) and discrepancies (t…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Child Behavior, Parents, Preschool Teachers
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Bordignon, Catherine M.; Lam, Tony C. M. – Psychology in the Schools, 2004
The early childhood educational field has garnered attention with initiatives to foster skill acquisition in young children prior to kindergarten entry. These initiatives, in conjunction with the rigorous demands of curricular reform and a burgeoning accountability movement, invoke questions regarding the adequacy of the instruments used to assess…
Descriptors: Psychometrics, Kindergarten, Young Children, Predictive Validity
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Carney, Amy G.; Merrell, Kenneth W. – Psychology in the Schools, 2002
Comparability of a Spanish language translation of the Preschool and Kindergarten Behavior Scales (PKBS) was examined in relation to the English language version. Children were rated concurrently by respondents on English and Spanish versions of the PKBS. Results showed virtually identical internal consistency of scores on both forms on Social…
Descriptors: Kindergarten Children, Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Primary Education
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Canivez, Gary L.; Rains, Jaime D. – Psychology in the Schools, 2002
Presents construct validity of the Adjustment Scales for Children and Adolescents (ASCA) and the Preschool and Kindergarten Behavior Scales (PKBS). Convergent evidence of construct validity was observed for the PKBS Externalizing Problems scale and the ASCA Overactivity syndrome. Divergent evidence of construct validity was provided for the PKBS…
Descriptors: Construct Validity, Measures (Individuals), School Psychology, Student Behavior