Translation, Adaptation & Development of Local Norms of Beck’s Youth Inventories

Author: Shehla Pervaiz

Supervisor: Dr. Hamid Sheikh

Degree: MSc

Year: 2008-2010

University: Institute of Applied Psychology, Punjab University, Lahore, Pakistan


The current research was conducted to Translate and Adapt the English version of “Beck Youth Inventories (BYI) of Emotional and Social Impairment”, developed by Beck (2005), and also to develop its local norms. First of all BYI was translated into Urdu. A sample of 500 students (250 boys and 250 girls) age range 10-14 years, were selected from various Government and Private schools of Lahore metropolitan area. The translated Urdu version was administered on the participants. A subgroup of the sample was also retested on original English version of BYI to evaluate the correlation or difference between the results of Urdu and English administrations. Descriptive statistics was applied to analyze the results and make use of the data in a concise form. To develop norms Means, Standard Deviations, and T- Scores were calculated. Correlation was employed by using Pearson Product Moment Correlation Coefficient which showed positive correlation of BYI Urdu and English versions. It was concluded that the adapted Urdu version of BYI yielded more reliable results as compared to the original English version.

Keywords: Social Impairment, emotional impairment, Beck Youth Inventories, Norms.

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