Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology

, Volume 4, Issue 1, pp 83–97 | Cite as

The pupil evaluation inventory

A sociometric technique for assessing children's social behavior
  • Eugene G. Pekarik
  • Ronald J. Prinz
  • Diane E. Liebert
  • Sheldon Weintraub
  • John M. Neale


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.


Internal Consistency Factorial Structure Grade Level Concurrent Validity High Internal Consistency 
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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1976

Authors and Affiliations

  • Eugene G. Pekarik
    • 1
  • Ronald J. Prinz
    • 1
  • Diane E. Liebert
    • 1
  • Sheldon Weintraub
    • 1
  • John M. Neale
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyState University of New YorkNew York

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