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Lin, Shu-Hui; Huang, Yun-Chen – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2018
Student engagement appears to be associated with high-quality learning outcomes. Thus, it is important to measure whether students are engaging effectively in class. This article describes the development and validation of a measure of student engagement named the Student Course Engagement Scale (SCES). Exploratory and confirmatory analyses were…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Learner Engagement, Student Participation
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Wu, Pei-Chen – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2017
This study investigated the heterogeneity of depressive symptom trajectories and the roles of school-related factors in predicting the membership of different trajectories in a sample of early adolescents in Taiwan. In all, 870 junior high school students were followed for 3 years. Using growth mixture modeling, the study identified four distinct…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Depression (Psychology), Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Predictor Variables
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Wu, Pei-Chen – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2016
In a six-wave longitudinal study with two cohorts (660 adolescents and 630 young adults), this study investigated the longitudinal stability of the Beck Depression Inventory II (BDI-II) using the Trait-State-Occasion (TSO) model. The results revealed that the full TSO model was the best fitting representation of the depression measured by the…
Descriptors: Measures (Individuals), Depression (Psychology), Longitudinal Studies, Scores
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Abubakar, Amina; van de Vijver, Fons; Alonso-Arbiol, Itziar; He, Jia; Adams, Byron; Aldhafri, Said; Aydinli-Karakulak, Arzu; Arasa, Josephine; Boer, Diana; Celenk, Ozgur; Dimitrova, Radosveta; Ferreira, Maria Cristina; Fischer, Ronald; Mbebeb, Fomba Emmanuel; Frías, María Teresa; Fresno, Andrés; Gillath, Omri; Harb, Charles; Handani, Penny; Hapunda, Given; Kamble, Shanmukh; Kosic, Marianna; Looh, Joseph Lah; Mazrui, Lubna; Mendia, Rafael Emilio; Murugami, Margaret; Mason-Li, Mei; Pandia, Weny Savitry; Perdomo, Cristina; Schachner, Maja; Sim, Samantha; Spencer, Rosario; Suryani, Angela; Tair, Ergyul – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2016
There is hardly any cross-cultural research on the measurement invariance of the Brief Multidimensional Students' Life Satisfaction Scales (BMSLSS). The current article evaluates the measurement invariance of the BMSLSS across cultural contexts. This cross-sectional study sampled 7,739 adolescents and emerging adults in 23 countries. A multi-group…
Descriptors: Life Satisfaction, Attitude Measures, Adolescents, Young Adults
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Chiu, Shuhui; Alexander, Patricia A. – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2014
In this study, a computerized measure, Interactive Analogical Measure (IAM), was developed and used to assess young children's ability to reason analogically. The IAM was equipped to provide corrective feedback and the effects of that feedback were tested for experimental and control groups. A group of 5-year-olds (N = 80) participated in the…
Descriptors: Role, Feedback (Response), Error Correction, Control Groups
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Lou, Yu-Chiung; Lin, Hsiao-Fang; Lin, Chin-Wen – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2013
The aims of the study were (a) to develop a scale to measure university students' task value and (b) to use confirmatory factor analytic techniques to investigate the construct validity of the scale. The questionnaire items were developed based on theoretical considerations and the final version contained 38 items divided into 4 subscales.…
Descriptors: Measures (Individuals), College Students, Values, Academic Achievement
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Yang, Yanyun; Chen, Yi-Hsin; Lo, Wen-Juo; Turner, Jeannine E. – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2012
Previous studies have shown that method effects associated with item wording produce artifactual factors and threaten scale validity. This study examines item wording effects on a scale of attitudes toward learning mathematics for Taiwanese and U.S. samples. Analyses from a series of CFA (confirmatory factor analysis) models support the presence…
Descriptors: Attitude Measures, Cross Cultural Studies, Test Items, Grade 4
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Chang, Yuhsuan; Lan, Yu-Ling; Lin, Hung-Yu; Heppner, Puncky Paul – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2012
The current research comprises two samples that investigated the psychometric properties of the Problem-Focused Style of Coping (PF-SOC; Heppner, Cook, Wright, & Johnson) scale using two Taiwanese samples. In Sample 1 (N = 809), we investigated the structural dimensions of the PF-SOC using a principal component analysis (PCA) and confirmed…
Descriptors: Investigations, Psychometrics, Coping, Foreign Countries
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Flahive, Mon-hsin Wang; Chuang, Ying-Chih; Li, Chien-Mo – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2011
The Piers-Harris Children's Self-Concept Scale-Second Edition (Piers-Harris 2) was designed to measure self-concept among children and adolescents. This study aimed to assess the reliability and validity of the scores of the Chinese version of the Piers-Harris 2 (Chinese Piers-Harris). The Chinese Piers-Harris 2 was administered to 243 Taiwanese…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Test Validity, Rating Scales, Self Concept Measures
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Tam, Wai-Cheong Carl – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2004
Along with ongoing research on the WAIS-R, short forms of the WAIS-III have attracted much attention. However, few studies of WAIS-III short forms are based on normal samples or on the validation of estimated indexes. This study examined the utility of two seven-subtest short forms in 81 healthy young adults in Taiwan with the administration of…
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, Intelligence Tests, Intelligence Quotient, Young Adults