Psychometric Properties of Preschool Behavior Rating Inventory of Executive Function: Parent Form

Document Type : Original Article


1 دانشیار، گروه روانشناسی بالینی دانشگاه فردوسی مشهد، مشهد، ایران

2 دانشیار، گروه روانشناسی بالینی دانشگاه خوارزمی، تهران، ایران

3 دانشیار، گروه روانشناسی بالینی دانشگاه آزاد اسلامی واحد تربت جام، تربت جام، ایران


Introduction: Preschool Behavior Rating Inventory of Executive Function-parent form-has been designed to assess executive function in pre-school children in natural environments. The aim of this study was to investigate validity, reliability and confirmatory factor structure of parent form of this inventory.
Method: In correlational design data were collected among 390 children aged 2 to 5.9 years old through cluster random sampling method in pre-school children of Mashhad city by parents. Inventory's reliability was investigated by internal consistency and correlations and its validity was evaluated by correlation between subscales and confirmatory factor analysis.
Results: The results showed that reliability coefficient in both genders and for all subscales and total scale were highly satisfactory. Also subscales had good internal consistency and there were good inter-relationships between subscales. Confirmatory factor analysis confirmed five main factor of the first order including: Inhibition changes, emotional inhibition, working memory, planning / organization and three factors of second order including inhibition self-control, flexibility and metacognition of Behavior Rating Inventory of Executive Function-parent form.
Conclusion: Behavior rating executive function preschool -parents form-is an ideal tool for screening, diagnosis, research and other areas of intervention in Iranian society.


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