Disruptive Behavior Rating Scale
The Disruptive Behavior Rating Scale comes in three versions: Mother Version, Father Version (information pertaining to this scale can be found below), and Teacher Version. The scale identifies common behavior problems such as attention deficit disorder, attention deficit disorder with hyperactivity, oppositional disorders, and anti-social conduct problems in school children.
Number of Versions: 3 Version: Father Version Author(s): Bradley Erford Date of Publication: 1993 Material(s) Needed for Test: Instrument Manual: Available Time to Administer: 5-10 minutes Charge for one form or kit: Yes
Purpose and Nature of Test
Aggression, Hyperactivity, Conduct problems, Anti-social Population for which designed:
Age Range: 5 through 10 years old Method of Administration: Group and Individual Source of Information: Parent Subtests and Scores:
Distractible, Opppositional, Impulsive-Hyperactive, Antisocial Conduct Number of Items: 50 Type of Scale: Likert
Sample Size: 1,252 Population: Children residing in central Virginia area. Culture/ethnicity: Caucasian, Other SES Level: Low to Upper Middle
Psychometric information: Provided for Subscales. The range of Test-Retest Value: 0.68 to 0.92 The range of Inter-rater reliability: Not assessed The range of Internal consistency: 0.72 to 0.95
Validity:Criterion validity was assessed and found to be acceptable.
Scoring Procedure: Manual and Computer Scoring Examiner Qualifications and Training Required: Masters Degree Permission Required to Use Instrument: Yes If yes, by whom: Slosson Educational Publications, Inc. Dept. S
Original Reference(s): Erford, B. T. (1998). Technical analysis of father responses to the Disruptive Behavior Rating Scale - Parent Version (DBRS-P). Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development, 30 (4), 199-210
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Last updated by Violence Institute of New Jersey: January 2007