Preschool Behavior Questionnaire
The Preschool Behavior Questionnaire (PBQ) represents a modification to the Children's Behavior Questionnaire (Rutter, 1967). Developed as a screening instrument for use by mental health professionals, the PBQ identifies preschoolers who indicate symptoms of emotional problems. This instrument can also be used as a pre- and post- test measure of children to show changes in behavior over time.
Number of Versions: 1 Version: Preschool Behavior Questionnaire Author(s): Lenore B. Behar & Samuel Stringfield Date of Publication: 1974 Material(s) Needed for Test: Instrument Manual: Available Charge for one form or kit: Yes
Purpose and Nature of Test
Aggression, Hyperactivity, Fearfulness Population for which designed:
Age Range: 3 through 6 years old Grade Level: Preschool to Kindergarten Method of Administration: Individual Source of Information: Teacher, Therapist Subtests and Scores:
Hostile-Aggressive, Anxious-Fearful, Hyperactive-Distractible Number of Items: 36 Type of Scale: Likert
Sample Size: 747 Population: U.S. Preschools. Culture/ethnicity: African-American, Caucasian SES Level: Low to Upper Middle
Psychometric information: Provided for Subscales. The range of Test-Retest Value: 0.60 to 0.94 The range of Inter-rater reliability: 0.67 to 0.81 The range of Internal consistency: Not assessed
Validity:Criterion validity data has not been presented or published in study.
Scoring Procedure: Manual Scoring Examiner Qualifications and Training Required: Bachelor's Degree Permission Required to Use Instrument: Yes If yes, by whom: Lenore B. Behar
Original Reference(s): Behar, L., & Stringfield, S. (1974). A behavior rating scale for the preschool child. Developmental Psychology, 601-610. Other Reference(s): Behar, L. B. (1977). The Preschool Behaviour Questionaire. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 5, 265-275.
Tremblay, R. E., et al. (1987). The Preschool Behaviour Questionnaire: Stability of its Structure Between Cultures, Sexes, Ages and Socioeconomic Clases. International Journal of Behavioral Development, 10 (4), 467-484.
Moller, L. C., & Rubin, K. H. (1988). A psychometric assessment of a two-factor solution for the Preschool Behavior Questionnaire in mid-childhood. Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, 9, 167-180.
Stormont-Spurgin, M., & Zentall, S. S. (1995). Contributing factors in the manifestation of aggression in preschoolers with hyperactivity. Journal of Child Psychology, Psychiatry, and Allied Disciplines, 36 (3), 491-509.
Name: Lenore B. Behar, Ph.D Organization: Child & Family Program Strategies Address: 1821 Woodburn Road City: Durham State: NC Zip: 27705 Phone: (919) 489-1888 Fax: (919) 489-1832 E-mail: email@example.com Website: http://www.lenorebehar.com
Last updated by Violence Institute of New Jersey: February 2007