Behavior Assessment System for Children (Self-Report of Personality) (BASC-3SRP)

General Information on the Measure
Purpose of the measure The Behavior Assessment System for Children (BASC) is used to monitor changes in children's behavior or emotional status.
Main constructs measured Intrapersonal competencies
Applicable grade levels

Ages 6-21

Publication year for the most recent version 2015
Year originally developed 1992
Related measures
Measure Administration
Respondent Student
Method of administration Paper/Pencil
Number of items No information available in teh references reviewed.
Item format

True/False and four-point Likert-type items

Administration time

Approximately 30 minutes

Available languages English, Spanish
Fee for use Fee charged by developer
Credentials required for administration Qualification Level B
Scoring
Overall score reporting Overall Emotional Symptoms Index
Subscore reporting

Several composite subscores are reported, as well as individual scales. These include

  • Inattention/Hyperactivity
  • Internalizing problems
  • Personal Adjustment
  • School problems
Scoring procedures Scoring manual and software is provided by the assessment developers.
Interpretive information Norm-referenced scores (T scores and percentile ranks) are available in the score reports, as are interpretations of strengths and weaknesses and target behaviors for intervention.
Evidence of Technical Quality
Populations for which technical quality evidence has been collected No information available in the references reviewed.
Reliability evidence Internal consistency reliability coefficients for the overall ESI and composite scores were between the mid 0.80s and mid 0.90s. The internal consistency reliability for individual scales of were in the high 0.60s to high 0.80s (Tan, 2007).
Validity evidence
Evidence based on content
No information available in the references reviewed.
Evidence based on response processes
No information available in the references reviewed.
Evidence based on internal structure
Factor analysis revealed that the P items had moderate to high loadings on their factors (Tan, 2007).
Evidence based on relations with other variables
Evidence about the validity of BASC came from studies that examined the relationships between BASC scores and other self-report scales. Most of the correlations between two scales that measure the same or similar construct were low to moderate (Tan, 2007).
Locating the Measure
Obtaining a copy of the measure pearsonclinical.com
References

Tan, C. S., Reynolds, C. R., & Kamphaus, R. W. Behavior assessment system for children, 32, s, Circle Pines, MN: American Guidance Service, 2004, pp. 121–124.

Reynolds, C. R., & Kamphaus, R. W. Behavior assessment system for children, 2nd ed., American Guidance Service, 2004.

Achenbach, T. M., & Rescorla, L. A. Manual for the ASEBA pre-school forms and profiles, Burlington, University of Vermont: Research Center for Children, Youth, and Families, 2000.

Achenbach, T. M., & Rescorla, L. A. Manual for the ASEBA school-age forms and profiles, Burlington, University of Vermont: Research Center for Children, Youth, and Families, 2001.

Conners, C.K. "Conners' rating scales – Revised," North Towanda, NY: Multi-Health Systems, 1997.

Notes

Measure summary updated October 3, 2018.