Behavior Assessment System for Children, 2nd Edition –Parent Rating Scale, 12-17 years old, (BASC – 2 (12–17))

The BASC – 2 (12-17) is a 150-item informant-report questionnaire assessing the adaptive and problem behaviors of adolescents (ages 12 – 17) in the community and home setting. It provides scores for the following scales: anger control, bullying, developmental social disorders, emotional self-control, executive functioning, negative emotionality, and resiliency. Informants report on the adolescent’s behavior in the last several months using a 4- point scale: 0-never, 1-sometimes, 2-often, 3-almost always.

Domains Assessed: Aggression and Oppositionality, Anxiety, Attention Problems and Hyperactivity, Depression and Mood, Personality Traits, Psychotic and Atypical Behavior, Risk Taking and Impulsive Behavior, Social Interaction, Somatic Complaints, Substance Use (item-level)

Note: This self-assessment is given to guardians of adolescent participants ages 12-17 years old.

References: Reynolds, C. R., & Kamphaus, R. W. (1992). BASC: Behavior assessment system for children: Manual. American Guidance Service, Incorporated.

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