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Investigating naturally occurring variability in challenging behaviour - the Ecological interview

McGill, Peter, Hughes, David, Teer, Kerry, Rye, Lynne (2012) Investigating naturally occurring variability in challenging behaviour - the Ecological interview. International Journal of Positive Behavioural Support, 2 (2). pp. 20-30. ISSN 2047-0924. (KAR id:32300)


Background: This article presents the Ecological Interview (EI), a measure of variability in challenging behaviour, and includes some brief information on its development and research.

Method and materials: The EI was developed as part of a research project on naturally occurring variability in challenging behaviour. Drawing from previous measures, it gathers information from carers on the relative likelihood of challenging behaviour across a range of antecedent situations and events.

Results: Research carried out to date suggests the EI provides reliable, moderately valid and potentially generalisable data.

Conclusions: The EI may have a range of uses in clinical practice and research. Further study of its validity is warranted.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare > HV1568 Disability studies
Divisions: Divisions > Division for the Study of Law, Society and Social Justice > School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research > Tizard
Depositing User: Jo Ruffels
Date Deposited: 05 Dec 2012 14:36 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2021 10:10 UTC
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