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An evaluation of the social validity of the Aberrant Behavior Checklist - Community

Chan, Brittany, Baker, Peter A. (2020) An evaluation of the social validity of the Aberrant Behavior Checklist - Community. Tizard Learning Disability Review, . ISSN 1359-5474. (doi:10.1108/TLDR-12-2019-0038) (KAR id:81138)

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Abstract

Purpose – This paper aims to evaluate the social validity of the Aberrant Behavior Checklist - Communit y (ABC-C). Design/methodology/approach – Thirty-six participants completed a questionnaire in which they identified and commented on items of the ABC-C they saw as problematic. Thematic analysis was conducted on the comments made. Findings – All participants identified at least one item of the ABC-C as problematic with six items being so identified by over half the participants. A number of themes were identified in participant comments including ambiguity, judgemental language, child-focussed language, lack of attention to behavioural function and repetition. Research limitations/implications – More research is required using empirically based methodologies on measures used to assess people with learning disabilities. This should involve ascertaining the social validity of such measures by soliciting the views of both those being assessed and those assessing.

Originality/value – This study is the first of its kind to evaluate the social validity of one of the most widely used measures of challenging behaviour for people with learning disabilities.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1108/TLDR-12-2019-0038
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research
Depositing User: Peter Baker
Date Deposited: 06 May 2020 13:49 UTC
Last Modified: 17 Jun 2020 08:47 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/81138 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Baker, Peter A.: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1421-9639
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