Quantifying peer interactions for research and clinical use:the Manchester Inventory for Playground Observation

Gibson, Jenny, Hussain, Jamilla, Holsgrove, Samina, Adams, Catherine and Green, Jonathan (2011) Quantifying peer interactions for research and clinical use:the Manchester Inventory for Playground Observation. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 32 (6). pp. 2458-66. ISSN 1873-3379

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Direct observation of peer relating is potentially a sensitive and ecologically valid measure of child social functioning, but there has been a lack of standardised methods. The Manchester Inventory for Playground Observation (MIPO) was developed as a practical yet rigorous assessment of this kind for 5-11 year olds. We report on the initial reliability and validity of the MIPO and its ability to distinguish social impairments within different psychopathologies. We observed 144 clinically referred children aged 5;00-11;11 (mean 8.8) years with Externalising (n = 44), Internalising (n = 19), Autism Spectrum Disorders (n = 39) or Specific Language Impairment (n = 42), and 44 class-controls, in naturalistic playground interaction. Observers, blind to clinical diagnosis, completed the MIPO and the teacher checklist from the Social Skills Rating System (SSRS). MIPO items showed high internal consistency (alpha = .924; all 'alpha if item deleted' values>.91), inter-observer reliability (mean κ(w) = .77) and test-retest stability (over 2 weeks; mean κ(w) = .58). MIPO totals showed convergence with SSRS (n = 68, r(s) = .78, p

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Uncontrolled Keywords: anxiety,attention deficit disorder with hyperactivity,attention deficit and disruptive behavior disorders,child,child behavior,child development disorders, pervasive,child psychology,conduct disorder,depression,disability evaluation,great britain,humans,mental disorders,observer variation,peer group,personality inventory,play and playthings,roc curve,sensitivity and specificity,social behavior
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > School of Rehabilitation Sciences
Faculty of Science > School of Biological Sciences
Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 06 Jan 2014 14:48
Last Modified: 23 Dec 2022 01:32
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/46919
DOI: 10.1016/j.ridd.2011.07.014

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