Achenbach System of Empirically Based Assessments (ASEBA)

The Achenbach System of Empirically Based Assessments (ASEBA) is a comprehensive assessment system designed to assess competencies, strengths, adaptive functioning, and behavioral, emotional and social problems in individuals 1.5 to 90 years of age. The ASEBA is used widely used in the following settings: mental health services, schools, medical settings, child and family services, multicultural assessments, public health agencies and additionally in similar settings.

Content

Domains
Self Awareness,
Self Management,
Social Awareness,
Relationship Skills,
Responsible Decision Making
Grades
< 3 Years,
Pre-Kindergarten,
Kindergarten,
1st Grade,
2nd Grade,
3rd Grade,
4th Grade,
5th Grade,
6th Grade,
7th Grade,
8th Grade,
9th Grade,
10th Grade,
11th Grade,
12th Grade,
Post secondary
Languages
English,
Spanish,
Chinese
Respondent
Student,
Teacher,
Parent,
Observer,
Examiner

Administration Information

Length
Varies dependent upon the selected form
Qualifications

Proper use of ASEBA instruments requires training in standardized assessment equivalent to at least the Master’s degree level or two years of residency in pediatrics, psychiatry, or family practice. It also requires thorough knowledge of the procedures and cautions specified in the manual for each instrument.

Administration
Computer,
Paper
Timed
No

Access and Use

Price

Exact prices can for various materials be found via https://store.aseba.org/

Contact

Sales and Customer Support: 802-656-5130

Sales Email: mail@aseba.org

Open Access
No
Use in Research

Fontaine, R. G., Yang, C., Burks, V. S., Dodge, K. A., Price, J. M., Pettit, G. S., & Bates, J. E. (2009). Loneliness as a partial mediator of the relation between low social preference in childhood and anxious/depressed symptoms in adolescence. Development and psychopathology, 21(2), 479–491. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0954579409000261

Oldehinkel, A.J., Rosmalen, J.G.M., Veenstra, R. et al. Being Admired or Being Liked: Classroom Social Status and Depressive Problems in Early Adolescent Girls and Boys. (2007). Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology 35, 417–427. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10802-007-9100-0

Janssens, A., Deboutte, D. Screening for psychopathology in child welfare: the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ) compared with the Achenbach System of Empirically Based Assessment (ASEBA). (2009). European Child Adolescent Psychiatry, 18, 691. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00787-009-0030-y

Ashburner, J., Ziviani, J., & Rodger, S. (2008). Sensory processing and classroom emotional, behavioral, and educational outcomes in Children with autism spectrum disorder. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 62, 564-573. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.62.5.564

Psychometrics

Scoring
Computer scoring,
Manual scoring
Referencing
Norm-referenced
Psychometric References

Achenbach, T. M,.& Rescorla, L, A. (2019). Manual for the ASEBA preschool forms & profiles. ASEBA. https://aseba.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/ReliabilityValidity_Presch…

Achenbach, T. M,.& Rescorla, L, A. (2019). Manual for the ASEBA preschool forms & profiles. ASEBA. https://aseba.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/ASEBA-Reliability-and-Vali…

Achenbach, T. M,.& Rescorla, L, A. (2019). Manual for the ASEBA adult forms & profiles. ASEBA. https://aseba.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/ASEBA-Reliability-and-Vali…

Achenbach, T. M,.& Rescorla, L, A. (2019). Manual for the ASEBA adult forms & profiles. ASEBA. https://aseba.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/ASEBA-Reliability-and-Vali…

National Comparison
Yes
Item Type
Open response
Likert