Eyberg Child Behavior Inventory
The Eyberg Child Behavior Inventory (ECBI), designed to assess parental report of conduct behavioral problems in children and adolescents ages 2-16, measures the number of difficult behavior problems and the frequency with which they occur. Studies have indicated that the ECBI has good reliability and validity. The instrument takes five minutes to complete and five minutes to score.
Number of Versions: 1 Version: Eyberg Child Behavior Inventory Author(s): Sheila Eyberg Date of Publication: 1999 Material(s) Needed for Test: Professional Manual and Test Sheets Manual: Available Time to Administer: 5 minutes Charge for one form or kit: Yes
Purpose and Nature of Test
Conduct problems Population for which designed:
Age Range: 2 through 16 years old Method of Administration: Individual Source of Information: Parent Subtests and Scores:
Total Intensity Score, Total Problem Score Number of Items: 36 Type of Scale: Likert
Sample Size: 1,526 Population: Five outpatient pediatric clinics in the Northwestern states. Culture/ethnicity: African-American, Asian-American, Caucasian, Hispanic/Latino, Other SES Level: Low to High
Psychometric information: Provided for Subscales. The range of Test-Retest Value: 0.86 to 0.88 The range of Inter-rater reliability: 0.86 to 0.79 The range of Internal consistency: 0.88 to 0.95
Validity:Criterion validity was assessed and found to be acceptable.
Scoring Procedure: Manual Scoring Examiner Qualifications and Training Required: At least a bachelor's degree in psychology, counseling or a related field and relevant coursework in tests and measurement. Permission Required to Use Instrument: Yes If yes, by whom: Psychological Assessment Resources
Original Reference(s): Eyberg, S., & Pincus, D. (1999). Eyberg Child Behavior Inventory & Sutter-Eyberg Student Behavior Inventory - Revised. Psychological Assessment Resources, Odessa, FL: Psychological Assessment Rescources. Other Reference(s): Eyberg, S. M., & Robinson, E. A. (1983). Conduct problem behavior: Standardization of a behavioral rating scale with adolescents. Journal of Clinical Child Psychology, 12 (3), 347-354.
Burns, G. L., & Patterson, D. R. (1990). Conduct problem behaviors in a stratified random sample of children and adolescents: New standarization data on the Eyberg Child Behavior Inventory. Psychological Assessment: A Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 2 (4), 391-397.
Boggs, S. R., Eyberg, S., & Reynolds, L. A. (1990). Concurrent validity of the Eyberg Child Behavior Inventory. Journal of Clinical Child Psychology, 19 (1), 75-78.
Burns, G. L., Patterson, D. R., Nussbaum, B. R., & Parker, C. M. (1991). Disruptive behaviors in an outpatient pediatric population: Additional standardization data on the Eyberg Child Behavior Inventory. Psychological Assessment, 3 (2), 202-207.
Eisenstadt, T. H., McElreath, L. H., Eyberg, S. M., & McNeil, C. B. (1994). Interparent agreement on the Eyberg Child Behavior Inventory. Child & Family Behavior Therapy, 16 (1), 21-27.
Eyberg, S. M., & Ross, A. W. (1978, September). Assessment of child behavior problems: The validation of a new inventory. Journal of Clinical Child Psychology, 113-116.
Reviewed in the Buros Institute, Mental Measurements Yearbook. http://www.unl.edu/buros/
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