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ERIC Number: EJ1129614
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2168-3603
Parent and Teacher Perspectives on Psychological Adjustment: A National Measurement Study in Trinidad and Tobago
Drogalis, Anna Rhoad; McDermott, Paul A.; Watkins, Marley W.; Chao, Jessica L.; Worrell, Frank C.; Hall, Tracey E.
International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, v5 n2 p74-87 2017
This article reports on the national standardization and psychometric properties of the Adjustment Scales for Children and Adolescents--Home Edition (ASCA-H) for use in Trinidad and Tobago. ASCA-H is a parent rating scale composed of behavioral indicators in play, social, and learning contexts. The sample was comprised of students (N = 780) attending government and assisted elementary schools. Exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses revealed two internally consistent dimensions, Problems in Contexts Requiring Disciplined Behavior (i.e., Indiscipline) and Problems in Contexts Requiring Engaged Behavior (i.e., Disengagement). Dimensions were scaled with IRT and Bayesian scoring methods, with Disengagement scores more strongly relating to clinical disturbances, peer contexts, and classroom learning contexts. The norming information on the ASCA-H will enable identification of at-risk students and allow resources to be targeted to specific situational contexts with parents and other adults.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Institute of Education Sciences (ED)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Trinidad and Tobago
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Adjustment Scales for Children and Adolescents
IES Funded: Yes
Grant or Contract Numbers: R305B090015