, Volume 4, Issue 1, pp 83-97

The pupil evaluation inventory

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Abstract

The Pupil Evaluation Inventory was developed to assess peer ratings of the behavior of male and female children in grades one through nine. Three homogeneous and stable factors emerged from a factor analysis: Aggression, Withdrawal and Likeability. High interrater agreement between male and female raters, stability of factorial structure, high internal consistency, and moderate concurrent validity were found across sex and grade levels. Test-retest reliability was high for a separate sample of third and sixth graders. There was a tendency for higher internal consistency and teacher-peer correlations for the Aggression factor.

This research was supported by grant MH 21145 from the National Institute of Mental Health and by funds from the D. Grant Foundation, Inc. We wish also to acknowledge the support of the many school districts who have assisted us in this research.