About the Measure

Domains Mental health and wellbeing, Social and Emotional Competence
Key stages Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3
Subscales Health risk; Prosocial risk
Description The Prosocial and Health Adolescent Risk Behavior Scale (PHARBS) was developed beginning with a review of the present evidence in support of potential predictors and descriptors of various risk behaviours.
Example I cheat on my school work/tests
Link https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12310-014-9123-y

Implementation details

No. of items 20
Format Likert
Respondent Self
Scoring Standardised
Time 20
Age 10-14
Cost single purchase Available in jou
Cost per child Available in jou

Psychometric details

UK norms No
Cronbach's α .70-.86
Test retest Not reported
Inter-rater reliability Not reported
2 f
CFA Chi-square (119) = 214.24
Criterion validity Not reported
Construct validity Not reported
Concurrent validity Not reported
Predictive validity Not reported
Responsiveness Not reported
Floor/Ceiling Not reported
References Skaar, N. R., Christ, T. J., & Jacobucci, R. (2014). Measuring adolescent prosocial and health risk behavior in schools: Initial development of a screening measure. School Mental Health, 6(2), 137–149. doi:10.1007/s12310-014-9123-y