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New publication: Lechner, Rammstedt et al.: The Behavioral, Emotional, and Social Skills Inventory (BESSI): A German Adaptation and Further Validation


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Lechner, Clemens M., Thomas Knopf, Christopher Napolitano, Beatrice Rammstedt, Brent Roberts, Christopher J. Soto, and Marion Spengler. 2022. “The Behavioral, Emotional, and Social Skills Inventory (BESSI): A German Adaptation and Further Validation.” PsyArXiv. May 12.

Preprint DOI: 10.31234/osf.io/r7pyj

Social, emotional, and behavioral (SEB) skills comprise a broad set of inter- and intrapersonal abilities that are essential for building and maintaining relationships, regulating one's emotions, selecting and pursuing goals, or exploring new learning opportunities. Toward an improved assessment of SEB skills for educational, clinicial, and other purposes, Soto et al. (2022) introduced the Behavioral, Emotional, and Social Skills Inventory (BESSI).

Here the authors present three studies in which they comprehensively validate a German-language adaptation of this instrument, called BESSI-G, and expand evidence on the BESSI framework more broadly.