The behavior flexibility rating scale-revised (BFRS-R): Factor analysis, internal consistency, inter-rater and intra-rater reliability, and convergent validity

Nienke Peters-Scheffer, Robert Didden, Vanessa A. Green, Jeff Sigafoos, Hubert Korzilius, Keenan Pituch, Mark F. O'Reilly, Giulio Lancioni

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Abstract

We examined the psychometric properties of the behavior flexibility rating scale-revised (BFRS-R), a new scale intended for assessing behavioral flexibility in individuals with developmental disabilities. Seventy-six direct care staff members and 56 parents completed the BFRS-R for 70 children with developmental disabilities. Factor analysis revealed three factors (i.e., Flexibility towards objects, Flexibility towards the environment, and Flexibility towards persons) and results of several analyses indicated an excellent internal consistency and good intra-rater and inter-rater reliability of the total scale. These data suggest that the BFRS-R may provide a reliable rating of behavioral flexibility when used by direct-care staff and parents of children with developmental disabilities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)398-407
Number of pages10
JournalResearch in Developmental Disabilities
Volume29
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2008
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Behavior flexibility rating scale-revised (BFRS-R)
  • Children with developmental disabilities
  • Convergent validity
  • Factor analysis
  • Inter-rater reliability
  • Internal consistency
  • Intra-rater reliability

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology

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