ERIC Number: EJ1089183
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 44
An Examination of the Validity of Two Measures of Student Engagement
Reschly, Amy L.; Betts, Joseph; Appleton, James J.
International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, v2 n2 p106-114 2014
This study evaluated the psychometric properties of two measures of student engagement, the Student Engagement Instrument (SEI) and the Motivation-Engagement Scale (MES), with adolescents in the southeastern United States. Confirmatory factor analyses revealed an acceptable fit of the SEI and a relatively poor fit of the MES in this sample. Correlational analyses provided evidence of convergent and divergent validity of SEI and MES factors. In addition, SEI and MES factors were correlated as expected with external measures of academic functioning and school behavior.
Descriptors: Student Participation, Learner Engagement, Test Validity, Psychometrics, Item Analysis, Factor Analysis, Correlation, High School Students, Predictor Variables, Behavior Rating Scales, Measures (Individuals), Program Validation
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
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