Self-report on the social skills rating system: Analysis of reliability and validity for an elementary sample

James Clyde Diperna, Robert J. Volpe

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Abstract

The Social Skills Rating System (SSRS; F.M. Gresham & S.N. Elliott, 1990) is a normreferenced measure of students' social and problem behaviors. Since its release, much of the published reliability and validity evidence for the SSRS has focused primarily on the Teacher Report Form. The purpose of this study was to explore reliability and validity evidence of scores on the SSRS-Student Elementary Form (SSRS-SEF) for children in Grades 3 to 5. Findings provided support for the use of Total scale as a measure of student social behavior for initial screening purposes; however, evidence for the subscales was not as strong as predicted. Directions for future research regarding reliability and validity of scores from the SSRS-SEF are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)345-354
Number of pages10
JournalPsychology in the Schools
Volume42
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2005

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Education
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology

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