factor but the subscale was retained in further analysis
because the items in this subscale did cluster together.
Test-retest (9 week) data were collected from the 30
junior high school sample (mean age 12.69 years). For the
Peer Ridicule and Avoidance, Hope of Reunification, Fear of
Abandonment, Maternal Blame, Paternal Blame, and Self Blame
subscales, the respective Pearson correlations were (.41,
.51, .52, .51, .72, and .43 (p < .01). The correlation for
the total scale was .65 (p < .01).
Pearson correlations were computed between the seven
scores (total score and six subscales) and age, gender, and
length of parental separation. Given the number of
correlations computed the Type I error rate per test was
set at .002 (alpha of .05 divided by the number of
significance tests). Using this criterion, only one
coefficient was significant. The number of Hope for
Reunification beliefs was negatively related to age r = -
.48.
The CBAPS is a paper-and pencil test designed to be
administered individually or in small groups with verbal
instruction from the examiner. It is self-paced, therefore
the examiner must wait for all examinees to respond before
proceeding to the next item. For this study the CBAPS was
read to the examinees by the school counselor in small
groups of 8 or less.