The Adolescent Psychopathology Scale (APS; Reynolds, 1998a and 1998b) is a 346 item self-report measure of psychopathology for adolescents, ages 12 to 19 years. The APS provides scores on 40 scales: 20 Clinical, 5 Personality, 11 Psychosocial Problem Content, and 4 Response Styles Scales. Multiple response formats are utilized (three Likert-type and True/False) across different time periods (previous 2 weeks, 1 month, 3 months, 6 months, or 1 year) in the APS to evaluate symptoms. Given that the APS is a relatively new instrument, there are no studies yet published on its reliability and validity. This study examines the correlates of the Psychosocial Problem Content scales to well-established instruments on suicide, hopelessness, depression, and anxiety in a psychiatric inpatient sample. The participants were 113 adolescent inpatients at a state psychiatric hospital (69 boys and 44 girls). All participants provided background information and completed self-report measures on suicide, hopelessness, depression, and anxiety.
Conference Proceedings: Undergraduate Social Science Research Conference
©2002 by the University of Northern Iowa
University of Northern Iowa
Cedar Falls, IA
Linden, Sena C.
"Reliability and Validity of the Adolescent Psychopathology Scale (ASP) in Adolescent Psychiatric Inpatients,"
Conference Proceedings: Undergraduate Social Science Research Conference: Vol. 6:
1, Article 20.
Available at: https://scholarworks.uni.edu/csbsproceedings/vol6/iss1/20