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Moreira, Paulo A. S.; Dias, Maria Adelaide – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2019
While past research has shown the Student Engagement Instrument (SEI) to be an adequate measure of school engagement, this self-report questionnaire currently exists as a number of different versions, each comprising various subsets of the original 35 items. The first objective of this study was to use confirmatory factor analysis to assess the…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Middle School Students, High School Students, Foreign Countries
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Twyford, Jennifer M.; Buckley, Lara; Moffa, Kathryn; Dowdy, Erin – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2019
The Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ) self-report form is a brief 25-item measure that assesses the psychological adjustment of youth. Although widely utilized as a screening tool, a lack of consistent psychometric evidence undermines the SDQ's utility as a sound diagnostic tool for all youth. This study focused on examining the…
Descriptors: Factor Structure, Hispanic American Students, Behavior Problems, Child Behavior
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Fenollar-Cortés, Javier; Watkins, Marley W. – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2019
The construct validity of the Spanish Version of the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children Fifth Edition (WISC-V[superscript Spain]) was investigated via confirmatory factor analysis. For all 15 subtests, the higher-order model preferred by Wechsler (2015b) contained five group factors but lacked discriminant validity. A bifactor model with…
Descriptors: Children, Intelligence Tests, Construct Validity, Test Reliability
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Nalipay, Ma. Jenina N.; Bernardo, Allan B. I.; Tarroja, Maria Caridad H.; Bautista, Ma. Lourdes C. – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2019
The Child Behavior Checklist (CBCL) is an assessment tool that has been translated into various languages for use with school-aged children in different cultures. The English form is used in the Philippines, but there is no published evidence on the CBCL's structural validity when used with Filipino-English bilingual respondents. The study…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Check Lists, Child Behavior, Test Validity
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Kush, Joseph C.; Canivez, Gary L. – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2019
The factor structure of the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children--Fourth Edition, Italian adaptation (WISC-IV Itaian; Orsini, Pezzuti, & Picone, 2012; Wechsler, 2012) standardization sample was examined with exploratory factor analytic methods (EFA) not included in the "Technical Manual." Principal-axis extraction followed by…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Intelligence Tests, Children, Factor Structure
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Fenollar-Cortés, Javier; López-Pinar, Carlos; Watkins, Marley W. – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2019
The factorial structure of the WISC-IV for 859 Spanish children diagnosed with ADHD was examined. A bifactor model with the four factors first identified by Wechsler (2003a) was the best fit to the data. The Coding and Symbol Search subtests were particularly poor measures of "g" but relatively strong measures of the Processing Speed…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Intelligence Tests, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Test Validity
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Cimetta, Adriana D.; Marx, Ronald W.; Yaden, David B.; Alkhadim, Ghadah S.; Cutshaw, Christina A. – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2018
This study reports the dimensionality and measurement invariance of a modified version of the Phonological Awareness Literacy Screening for Preschoolers (PALS PreK). Practical constraints of conducting child assessments created an opportunity to develop a modified PALS PreK. The sample consisted of 1,168 children tested in a Southwestern state in…
Descriptors: Models, Statistical Analysis, Measurement, Emergent Literacy
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Wang, Cixin; Yang, Chunyan; Jiang, Xu; Furlong, Michael – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2018
The Social Emotional Health Survey-Primary (SEHS-P) was originally developed to assess U.S. elementary students' positive psychological traits: gratitude, zest, optimism, and persistence, and the higher-order latent construct of covitality. The present study evaluated the validity of a Chinese version of SEHS-P with a sample of 653 Chinese…
Descriptors: Construct Validity, Student Surveys, Factor Analysis, Factor Structure
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Tripathi, Suriyadeo – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2018
The aim of the present study was to determine the factor structure of the Positive Life Assets Scale (PLAS), a new measure to identify both internal and external life assets among high school students in Thailand, and to further examine the usefulness of the PLAS for a comprehensive, developmental, and strengths-based school and community…
Descriptors: Factor Structure, High School Students, Program Validation, Factor Analysis