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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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Poulou, Maria S.; Norwich, Brahm – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2019
The satisfaction of adolescents' perceived psychological needs facilitates their academic achievement and adjustment within school. A first step in this direction is the identification of adolescents' psychological needs and the environmental factors to meet these needs. Based on the theory of Existence, Relatedness, and Growth, known as ERG, the…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Psychological Needs, Public Schools, Secondary School Students
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McGill, Ryan J.; Canivez, Gary L. – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2018
The present study examined the factor structure of the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children-Fourth Edition, Spanish (WISC-IV Spanish, Wechsler, 2005a) with normative sample participants aged 6-16 years (N = 500) using confirmatory factor analytic techniques not reported in the WISC-IV Spanish Manual (Wechsler, 2005b). For the 10 core subtest…
Descriptors: Children, Intelligence Tests, Factor Analysis, Construct Validity
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Watkins, Marley W.; Dombrowski, Stefan C.; Canivez, Gary L. – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2018
The reliability and factorial validity of the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children--Fifth Edition: Canadian (WISC-V[superscript CDN]) was investigated. The higher-order model preferred by Wechsler (2014b) contained five group factors but lacked discriminant validity. An alternative bifactor model with four group factors and one general factor,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Children, Intelligence Tests, Test Validity
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Pendergast, Laura L.; Jones, Paul; Scharf, Rebecca; Rasheed, Muneera; Schaefer, Barbara A.; Murray-Kolb, Laura E.; Rasmussen, Zeba; Svensen, Erling; Tofail, Fahmida; Seidman, Jessica C.; Caulfield, Laura E. – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2018
Characteristics of temperament have been shown to predict aspects of personality and psychopathology. Approach temperament (i.e., sensitivity, reactivity, and behavioral disposition toward reward stimuli) may be a particularly salient predictor of developmental outcomes (e.g., Nigg, 2006; Shiner & Caspi, 2003). However, there is little…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Developing Nations, Rating Scales, Infants
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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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Chao, Jessica L.; McDermott, Paul A.; Watkins, Marley W.; Drogalis, Anna Rhoad; Worrell, Frank C.; Hall, Tracey E. – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2018
This study reports on the national standardization and validation of the Learning Behaviors Scale (LBS) for use in Trinidad and Tobago. The LBS is a teacher rating scale centering on observable behaviors relevant to identifying childhood approaches to classroom learning. Teachers observed a stratified sample of 900 students across the islands'…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Program Validation, Behavior Rating Scales, National Standards
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Telef, Bülent Baki; Furlong, Michael J. – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2017
This study investigated the psychometric properties of a Turkish-language adaptation of the Social and Emotional Health Survey-Secondary (SEHS-S), a measure of core psychological assets hypothesized to be associated with adolescents' flourishing mental health. Convenience samples of students (Grades 9-12) from six Turkish high schools were used;…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Psychometrics, Translation, Surveys
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Bear, George G.; Holst, Bruna; Lisboa, Carolina; Chen, Dandan; Yang, Chunyan; Chen, Fang Fang – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2016
This study presents evidence of the validity and reliability of scores for the newly developed Brazilian Portuguese version of the Delaware School Climate Survey-Student (Brazilian DSCS-S). The sample consisted of 378 students, grades 5 through 9, attending four private and three public schools in southern Brazil. Confirmatory factor analyses…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Test Validity, Test Reliability, Scores