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Title: A study of the concurrent validity between the Boxall profile and the strengths and difficulties questionnaire
Authors: Couture, Caroline
Cooper, Paul
Royer, Egide
Keywords: Mental health
Education -- Study and teaching
Issue Date: 2011-04
Publisher: Centre of Resilience & Socio-Emotional Health
Citation: The International Journal of Emotional Education. 2011, Vol. 3 (1), p.20-29
Abstract: The aim of the study is to establish the level of concurrent validity between the Boxall Profile, a diagnostic instrument used by teachers and teaching assistants in nurture groups, and the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire, a widely used screening instrument in the fields of education, mental health and social work. 202 children and adolescents attending nurture groups in England, aged 3-14 years, participated in the study. These consisted of142 boys and 60 girls and came from 25 schools in 8 LEAs. School staff completed the Boxall Profile and Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire for all pupils. . The results show a high degree of concordance between the two instruments, with both measures appearing to identify similar behavioural characteristics in the same children. Scores in specific domains of the Boxall Profile are shown to predict performance on particular sub-scales of the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire. These preliminary findings support the validity claims of the Boxall Profile, indicating that it is a reliable tool for both diagnostic and research purposes.
ISBN: 20737629
Appears in Collections:IJEE, Volume 3, Issue 1
IJEE, Volume 3, Issue 1

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