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Revised Behavior Problem Checklist--PAR Edition

Herbert C. Quay, PhD, and Donald R. Peterson, PhD

Rates children's and adolescents' problem behaviors
Paper and pencil
Age range:
5 years to 18 years
20 minutes
Qualification level:
A degree from an accredited 4-year college or university in psychology, counseling, speech-language pathology, or a closely related field plus satisfactory completion of coursework in test interpretation, psychometrics and measurement theory, educational statistics, or a closely related area; or license or certification from an agency that requires appropriate training and experience in the ethical and competent use of psychological tests. Close

The RBPC is used to rate problem behaviors observed in adolescents and young children.

A valuable component of an overall battery

  • The six RBPC subscales measure conduct disorder, socialized aggression, attention problems/immaturity, anxiety/withdrawal, psychotic behavior, and motor tension/excess.
  • Designed for use in conjunction with other measures as part of an overall assessment of the individual.
  • Has been used to screen for behavioral disorders in schools, as an aid in clinical diagnosis, to measure behavioral change associated with psychological or pharmacological interventions, as part of a battery to classify juvenile offenders, and to select participants for research on behavior disorders in children and adolescents.

Administration and scoring are straightforward

  • Raters respond to the 89 items on the top page of the carbonless test booklet. Responses transfer to the bottom sheet, which contains scoring instructions and a scoring key.
  • The RBPC Profile Sheet is used to record the obtained raw and T scores and to plot the pattern of the test results.