ERIC Number: EJ1080211
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Dec
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 25
A Replication of the Technical Adequacy of the Student Subjective Wellbeing Questionnaire
Renshaw, Tyler L.
Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, v33 n8 p757-768 Dec 2015
The present study reports on a replication of the technical adequacy of the Student Subjective Wellbeing Questionnaire (SSWQ), which is a 16-item self-report instrument for assessing youth's academic efficacy, educational purpose, joy of learning, and school connectedness, with a sample of adolescents in Grades 6 to 7 (N = 438). Findings confirmed the SSWQ's latent factor structure as well as the reliability and distribution of its factors/scales. Results also indicated that SSWQ scores had concurrent associations with youths' self-reported academic achievement, cumulative risks, and cumulative assets. Overall, this study provides a strong, positive replication of the technical adequacy of the SSWQ, suggesting that it is a psychometrically sound measure for school psychological research and, potentially, practice. Prior to recommending the SSWQ for practical purposes in schools, however, applied research is needed to investigate issues related to incremental validity and treatment utility.
Descriptors: Questionnaires, Well Being, Grade 6, Grade 7, Replication (Evaluation), Factor Structure, Test Reliability, Scores, Academic Achievement, Risk, Correlation, Psychometrics, Middle School Students, Adolescents, Factor Analysis
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 6; Intermediate Grades; Middle Schools; Elementary Education; Grade 7; Junior High Schools; Secondary Education
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