Psychometric properties of teacher SKAMP ratings from a community sample.


Journal Article

This study examines the basic psychometric properties of the Swanson, Kotkin, Agler, M-Flynn, and Pelham Scale (SKAMP), a measure intended to assess functional impairment related to attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, in a sample of 1,205 elementary students. Reliability, factor structure, and convergent, discriminant and predictive validity are evaluated. Results provide support for two separate but related subscales, Attention and Deportment, and provide evidence that the SKAMP predicts school functioning above and beyond symptoms alone. Boys, African American children, and children living in poverty are rated as having higher impairment scores than girls, Caucasian children, and more advantaged peers. Norm-referenced data are provided by gender, race, and parental concern level. This study supports the reliability and validity of the SKAMP in a large, diverse community sample and broadens its clinical utility.

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Cited Authors

  • Murray, DW; Bussing, R; Fernandez, M; Wei Hou, ; Garvan, CW; Swanson, JM; Eyberg, SM

Published Date

  • June 2009

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 16 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 193 - 208

PubMed ID

  • 19116413

Pubmed Central ID

  • 19116413

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1552-3489

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1073-1911

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1177/1073191108326924


  • eng