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 Overall strength index derived from five subscales: Interpersonal strengths; Family involvement; Intrapersonal Strengths; School functioning; Affective strengths
Description The BERS-2 measures the personal strengths and competencies of children from the teacher's perspective.
Example Uses anger management skills
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Implementation details

No. of items 52
Format Likert
Respondent Teacher
Scoring Standardised
Time 10
Age 5-18
Cost single purchase $37.00
Cost per child $1.48

Psychometric details

UK norms No
Cronbach's α .84-.92
Test retest 2 weeks, r= [.85,.99]
Inter-rater reliability r= [.83-.98]
EFA Not reported
CFA Not reported
Criterion validity Teacher Report Form: Significant negative relationship with difficulty dimensions/ significant positive relationship with strength dimensions, r= [-.67,-.62]
Construct validity Not reported
Concurrent validity Walker-McConnell Scale: Significant positive relationship with Behavioural and Emotional Rating Scale 2nd-teacher rating scale, r= [.29,.85]
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.