Abstract

Given the increasing international calls for more strength-based assessment, there is a need for European schools, mental health programs and family service agencies to identify psychometrically sound instruments in their native languages. The purpose of this study was to examine the convergent and concurrent validity for [?] the Behavioral and Emotional Rating Scale-2 Teacher Rating Scale (BERS-2; Epstein, 2004) as translated into Lithuanian by comparing it with the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ; Goodman, 1997) and the Emotional and Behavioral Screener (EBS; Cullinan & Epstein, 2013). The results showed moderate to large correlations across all of the instruments, which would suggest that the Lithuanian version of the BERS-2 Teacher Rating Scale may be an appropriate strength-based assessment for use in Lithuania.

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