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ERIC Number: ED512777
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Nov-30
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 52
Evaluation of an Arabic Version of Children's Self-Report Social Skills Scale (CS[superscript 4]) Based on Item Response Theory
Hussein, Mohamed Habashy
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The present study examined the psychometric properties of the Arabic version of Children's Self-report Social Skills Scale (CS[superscript 4]) using a generalized partial credit model (GPCM). Data from 722 primary school children (401 boys and 321 girls) responses, in Egypt, were analyzed using GPCM. The results indicated that the 21 items are able to discriminate among the levels of children's social skills. The item and test information functions indicated that the three subscales were more informative for low and medium levels of the social skills. Items 6, 13, and 17 showed a poor fit to the GPCM, and these items could be removed to improve the psychometric properties of the CS[superscript 4]. Overall, current findings suggest that evaluation of social skills among Egyptian elementary school children using the 21-item of the CS[superscript 4] may usefully choose to focus on items that performed well in these IRT [Item Response Theory] analyses. (Contains 4 tables.)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 5; Grade 6
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Egypt