Graduation Date

Spring 2020

Document Type



Master of Arts degree with a major in Psychology, option Academic Research

Committee Chair Name

Christopher Walmsley

Committee Chair Affiliation

HSU Faculty or Staff

Second Committee Member Name

Breanna Mosca

Second Committee Member Affiliation

Community Member or Outside Professional

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The current study looked to compare and analyze the convergent validity of the Questions About Behavioral Function (QABF) with Trumpet Behavioral Health’s current form, the Functional Assessment Intake Form. Both forms were compared with results gathered from a functional analysis conducted on individuals with identified challenging behaviors (e.g. body dropping and self- injurious behaviors). A multi-element design was used to conduct a functional analysis, and identified functions from the indirect assessments were compared to the results found in the functional analysis. Results indicated that there was no correspondence between the indirect assessments used with the results from the functional analysis. Future research should focus on the validity of indirect assessments used and compare them with functional analyses to increase their validity when used in applied settings.

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