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Factor structure of the Behaviour Flexibility Rating Scale (BFRS)


Pituch, K and Green, VA and Sigafoos, J and Itchon, J and O'Reilly, M and Lancioni, GE and Didden, R, Factor structure of the Behaviour Flexibility Rating Scale (BFRS), Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 1, (1) pp. 55-66. ISSN 1750-9467 (2007) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1016/j.rasd.2006.07.005


The Behavior Flexibility Rating Scale (BFRS) is designed to assess insistence on sameness or lack of behavioral flexibility, which is often associated with autism and other developmental disabilities. This study was designed to assess the factor structure of this scale for a sample of 968 individuals with autism, Asperger's syndrome, and Down syndrome. To establish factorial validity, an exploratory factor analysis (EFA) was conducted with half of the sample, with a confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) conducted with the remaining cases to cross-validate the model obtained with the EFA. The factor analyses supported the presence of two factors-Interruption/Disruption and Position/Location. However, further analysis suggested the presence of a third factor, Interpersonal Mishaps, for the Asperger's syndrome group. © 2006 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Specialist studies in education
Research Field:Special education and disability
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Schools and learning environments
Objective Field:Inclusive education
UTAS Author:Green, VA (Dr Vanessa Green)
UTAS Author:Sigafoos, J (Professor Jeffrey Sigafoos)
ID Code:44200
Year Published:2007
Web of Science® Times Cited:14
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2007-08-01
Last Modified:2009-09-22

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