ERIC Number: EJ1019518
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Oct
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 38
Examination of the Psychometric Properties of the Environmental School Transition Anxiety Scale
Loke, Stephen W.; Lowe, Patricia A.
Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, v31 n5 p459-468 Oct 2013
A pilot study was conducted to examine the psychometric properties of the Environmental School Transition Anxiety Scale (E-STAS) with a sample of 220 fourth- to sixth-grade students who were about to or had completed their school transition. The results of an exploratory factor analysis (EFA) of the students' responses on the E-STAS produced a two-factor (Academic and School Organization) structure. The E-STAS scores demonstrated adequate internal consistency reliability and 1- to 3-week test score stability. Gender differences were also found on the E-STAS, with females outscoring males. In addition, the results of correlational analyses provided support for the convergent and discriminant validity of the E-STAS scores. Implications of the findings for school professionals are discussed.
Descriptors: Psychometrics, Environmental Education, Transitional Programs, Anxiety, Factor Analysis, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Student Attitudes, Gender Differences, Test Reliability, Test Validity, Correlation, Program Validation, Articulation (Education), Middle School Students
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
Education Level: Grade 4; Grade 5; Grade 6; Middle Schools
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: State Trait Anxiety Inventory for Children