| Published: November 29, 2020
Validation of the Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scale in Arabic Language within a Palestinian Context
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.
This is an Open Access Research distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (www.creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any Medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
© 2020, Ciwar Abd El Qadir, Dr. Denise Ziya Berte, Dr.Ali Barakat & Dr. Fayez Azez Mahamid.
Received: September 30, 2020; Revision Received: November 19, 2020; Accepted: November 29, 2020
Published in Volume 08, Issue 4, October-December, 2020