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| Published: November 29, 2020

Validation of the Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scale in Arabic Language within a Palestinian Context

Ciwar Abd El Qadir

Najah National University, Nablus, Palestine Google Scholar More about the auther

, Dr. Denise Ziya Berte

Nationalities Service Center, Philadelphia, USA Google Scholar More about the auther

, Dr. Ali Barakat

Najah National University, Nablus, Palestine Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.072/20200804

DOI: 10.25215/0804.072

ABSTRACT

The purpose of this investigation was to determine if an Arabic version of the Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scale (VABS-II) could be employed to measure adaptive behaviors of children in the Palestinian context. This was a non-experimental study design with a convenient sample examining the correlation of the scores on the two tests domains; VABS-II and Portage scale domains. Two samples of participants within the ages 2-9 were analyzed; including a group of high-risk children (N = 26) and control group (N = 30). Results demonstrated that VABS-II is an appropriate scale for assessing adaptive and maladaptive behaviors in a Palestinian context as it meets the standard of previously validated measures while adding scales of interest not available in the Portage.

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Dr. Fayez Azez Mahamid @ mahamid@najah.edu

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

18.01.072/20200804

10.25215/0804.072

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Published in   Volume 08, Issue 4, October-December, 2020