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The purpose of this study was to explore the original version of Mitchell and Hastings’s (1998) Emotional Reaction to Challenging Behavior Scale (ERCBS) and estimate validity and reliability of a revised version containing 29 items. The Emotional Reaction to Challenging Behavior Scale–Korean (ERCBS-K) was studied using 445 in-service physical educators (228 females; 217 males). Data were collected using onsite administration as well as mail survey administration procedures. Confirmatory and exploratory factor analyses results supported a five-factor, 28-item scale (ERCBS-K). Acceptable internal consistency coefficients were found for each of the subscales of the ERCBS-K (Cronbach’s alpha ranged from 0.71 to 0 .87).
Hyun-Kyoung Oh is with the Department of Kinesiology at California State University, San Bernardino. Dong-Chul Seo is with the Department of Applied Health Science at Indiana University in Bloomington. Francis M. Kozub is with the Department of Kinesiology, Sport Studies, and Physical Education at the College at Brockport, State University of New York.