About the Measure

Domains Emotional Intelligence (mixed and trait), Mental health and wellbeing, Social and Emotional Competence
Key stages Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4, Key Stage 5
Subscales Interpersonal strengths; Family involvement; Intrapersonal strengths; School functioning; Affective strengths; Career strengths
Description The BERS-2 measures the personal strengths and competencies of children from the parents' perspective.
Example Uses anger management skills
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Implementation details

No. of items 57
Format Likert
Respondent Parent
Scoring Standardised
Time 10
Age 5-18
Cost single purchase $69.00
Cost per child $1.48

Psychometric details

UK norms No
Cronbach's α .84-.93
Test retest 6 weeks, r= [.84,.98]; 6 months, r= [.53,.79]
Inter-rater reliability Parent and youth scales, r= [.50-.63]
EFA Not reported
CFA CFI= .99
TLI= .98
Criterion validity Significant negative relationships with Total Problems on Child Behaviour Checklist (CBC), r= [-.61,-.33]; Significant positive relationships with Total competence on CBC, r= [.54,.75]
Construct validity Social Skills Rating System (SSRS) social skills, r= .65; SSRS problem behaviours, r= -.75; Child Behaviour Checklist, r= -.51; Teacher Report Form, r= -62
Concurrent validity Not reported
Predictive validity Not reported
Responsiveness Not reported
Floor/Ceiling Not reported
References Buckley, J. A., & Epstein, M. H. (2004). The Behavioral and Emotional Rating Scale-2 (BERS-2): Providing a comprehensive approach to strength-based assessment. The California School Psychologist, 9(1), 21-27. doi:10.1007/bf03340904
Epstein, M. H. Bers-2 Behavioral and Emotional Rating Scale Second Edition Examiner's Manual. Austin, Texas: Proed.