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ERIC Number: EJ1147724
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Aug
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0734-2829
The Psychometric Properties of the School Engagement Measure in Adolescents in Singapore
Yusof, Noradlin; Ang, Rebecca P.; Oei, Tian Po S.
Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, v35 n5 p521-533 Aug 2017
This study examined the psychometric properties of the school engagement measure (SEM) in Singapore. The sample consisted of 1,027 students from a multi-ethnic Singapore adolescent community. Exploratory factor analysis (EFA) and confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) confirmed that the two-factor solution, namely, (a) Emotional and (b) Cognitive Engagement, was the best fit for the data. Reliability for the 11-item SEM as well as its Emotional and Cognitive subscales was good. Concurrent validity was assessed using correlations between Emotional Engagement, Cognitive Engagement, SEM Total scores, and the measure of aggression and delinquency. Statistically significant negative correlations were found between SEM scores with aggression and delinquency. Taken together, the findings suggest that the SEM is a useful instrument for assessing school engagement among Asian students, in particular in Singapore.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Singapore
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