Volume 11, Issue 2 (8-2005)                   IJPCP 2005, 11(2): 176-186 | Back to browse issues page

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Shahim S. Standardization of Social Skills Rating System for Preschool Children. IJPCP. 2005; 11 (2) :176-186
URL: http://ijpcp.iums.ac.ir/article-1-70-en.html
, E-mail: sshahim@rose.shirazu.ac.ir
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Introduction: Social Skills Rating System (SSRS) is an important instrument for assessments in children. The purpose of this study was to standardize the SSRS for preschool children in Shiraz.
Method: After the scale was translated and adapted into Persian, 700 boys and girls 3 to 6.5 years of age were rated by parents and teachers using the SSRS forms for preschool children. The scoreswere converted into standardized scores with a mean of 100 and standard deviation of 15 points. Tables were prepared for conversion of raw scores to standard scores. Validity of the scale was testedusing different measures. Construct validity was confirmed by factor analysis. Data were analyzed by t-test, ANOVA and correlation coefficient.
Results: No significant difference was found based on age and parents’ education, i.e. the scaled
was not biased towards any age or socioeconomic groups. Reliability of the scales was satisfactoryusing different methods. Factor analysis also proved its validity. The difference between mean scores of boys and girls in social skills and behavior problems was not significant.
Conclusion: The standardized scores of this scale provide a comparison of social skills among different age groups of preschool children.

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Type of Study: Original Research | Subject: Psychiatry and Psychology
Received: 2007/02/19

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