Internal Consistency, Test–Retest Reliability and Measurement Error of the Self-Report Version of the Social Skills Rating System in a Sample of Australian AdolescentsReport as inadecuate




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The social skills rating system SSRS is used to assess social skills and competence in children and adolescents. While its characteristics based on United States samples US are published, corresponding Australian figures are unavailable. Using a 4-week retest design, we examined the internal consistency, retest reliability and measurement error ME of the SSRS secondary student form SSF in a sample of Year 7 students N = 187, from five randomly selected public schools in Perth, western Australia. Internal consistency IC of the total scale and most subscale scores except empathy on the frequency rating scale was adequate to permit independent use. On the importance rating scale, most IC estimates for girls fell below the benchmark. Test–retest estimates of the total scale and subscales were insufficient to permit reliable use. ME of the total scale score frequency rating for boys was equivalent to the US estimate, while that for girls was lower than the US error. ME of the total scale score importance rating was larger than the error using the frequency rating scale. The study finding supports the idea of using multiple informants e.g. teacher and parent reports, not just student as recommended in the manual. Future research needs to substantiate the clinical meaningfulness of the MEs calculated in this study by corroborating them against the respective Minimum Clinically Important Difference MCID.



Author: Sharmila Vaz , Richard Parsons, Anne Elizabeth Passmore, Pantelis Andreou, Torbjörn Falkmer

Source: http://plos.srce.hr/



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