ACA Youth Outcomes Battery: Youth Measures (YOB)
|General Information on the Measure|
|Purpose of the measure||
Developed by the American Camp Association (ACA), the Youth Outcomes Battery (YOB) was designed to measure a wide range of outcomes to help evaluate camp program goals and document youth growth and improvement.
|Main constructs measured||
Intrapersonal competencies; Interpersonal competencies
|Applicable grade levels||
|Publication year for the most recent version||
|Year originally developed||
|Method of administration||
|Number of items||
92, but forms can be customized
Five-point Likert-type scale
There is no information available in the references reviewed.
English, Russian, Spanish, Italian
|Fee for use||Fee charged by developer|
|Credentials required for administration||
|Overall score reporting||
No overall scores are reported.
There are 11 subscores:
The measure is self-scored using a spreadsheet from the developer.
The scores are norm-referenced and percentile ranks are provided.
|Evidence of Technical Quality|
|Populations for which technical quality evidence has been collected||
Evidence is based on youth from 37 summer camps (N=3,750).
Internal consistency coefficients ranged from 0.90 to 0.96 for the subscales (Sibthorp et al., 2011).
|Locating the Measure|
|Obtaining a copy of the measure||acacamps.org|
Sibthorp, J., Bialeschki, M. D., Morgan, C., & Browne, L. "Validating, norming, and utility of a youth outcomes battery for recreation programs and camps," Journal of Leisure Research, 45, 4, 2013, pp. 514.
There are two versions available: one for younger students and one for adolescents.
Measure summary updated October 3, 2018.