Identifier

etd-04092017-184119

Degree

Master of Arts (MA)

Department

Psychology

Document Type

Thesis

Abstract

As part of school- and district-wide preventative efforts, universal screening serves to identify students at risk for emotional and behavioral disorders while their behavior is still amenable to treatment. However, there are few universal screeners available for middle school students, who may be at heightened risk for developing emotional and behavioral difficulties due to major academic and social changes. The Systematic Screening for Behavior Disorders (SSBD), often considered the “gold standard” for behavior screeners, was recently validated for use in middle schools. However, there is little research on the reliability and validity of the SSBD for screening middle school students and the differences in responses between teachers of different academic areas. The purpose of this study is to extend the previous research validating the SSBD by assessing the adequacy of its technical characteristics and sensitivity in middle school students among teachers of different academic subjects.

Date

2017

Document Availability at the Time of Submission

Release the entire work immediately for access worldwide.

Committee Chair

Gresham, Frank M.

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Psychology Commons

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