, Volume 28, Issue 3, pp 139-144
Date: 03 Dec 2005

Confirmatory Factor Analysis of the School Refusal Assessment Scale-Revised: Child and Parent Versions

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The School Refusal Assessment Scale-Revised (SRAS-R) is an instrument designed to evaluate the relative strength of four functional conditions of school refusal behavior in youth. Although previous work has shown the scale's child and parent versions to show good reliability, verification of the SRAS-R factor structure remains necessary. The present study investigated administrations of the child and parent versions of the SRAS-R (SRAS-R-C and SRAS-R-P) using confirmatory factor analysis. For both measures, four-factor models were supported following the removal of two SRAS-R-C and three SRAS-R-P items. Three-factor and two-factor models for each SRAS-R version were not supported. Ramifications of these results for use of the SRAS-R are discussed.