the ASAP II
The Adolescent Self Assessment Profile II (Wanberg,
1991, 1998, 2006) is a 262 item self-report instrument comprised
of 24 basic scales and 14 supplemental scales that provides
primary order and broad scale measurement of: 1) six major
risk-resiliency (strength) factors; 2) assessment of drug use
benefits, involvement and disruption; and 3) degree of drug use
involvement in nine drug use categories; 4) scales that measure
specialized areas of motivation, prosocial responding and
defensiveness. The risk-resiliency factor scales are designed to
provide bipolar measurement of risk-disruption at one end and
resiliency-strength at the other. The core common factor structure
of ASAP II is based on the six primary risk-resiliency factors
identified in the literature - family, mental health, school
adjustment, peer influence, deviancy and drug use symptoms - and
has been validated across independent samples.
ASAP II has the purpose of providing an in-depth, differential assessment of the
adolescent's psychosocial adjustment and alcohol and other drug (AOD)
use involvement, benefits, and disruption. This provides a basis for
differential treatment planning. It has utility to be used for
pre-treatment, during, and post-treatment assessment to
determine changes in perception of the adolescent's psychosocial
and AOD use problems. It can be either self-administered or
administered through an interview structure.
The ASAP II has a reliable rater scale that allows the evaluator to rate the client
across the six major risks factors identified above. This rater
scale can be compared with the client's self-report scales.
Through the use of both the rater (other report) scale and the
self-report scales, the evaluator can utilize a convergent
validation model in providing the best estimate of the client's
AOD overall degree of adjustment disruption across the major risk
The ASAP II was developed using multivariate methods and
procedures. Factor patterns of the 24 broad and 15 primary scales
have been replicated across a variety of samples. All scales have
good to excellent reliabilities. The ASAP II manual provides good
evidence of content and construct validity. Several scales of the ASAP II
can be used to test for treatment outcome through a repeated
measures model. Scales can be interpreted from both a risk and
strength based perspective.
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