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ERIC Number: EJ1179256
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Jun
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0734-2829
Evaluating the Student-Teacher Relationship Scale in Italian Young Children: An Exploratory Structural Equation Modeling Approach
Sette, Stefania; Zuffianò, Antonio; Lucidi, Fabio; Laghi, Fiorenzo; Lonigro, Antonia; Baumgartner, Emma
Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, v36 n3 p284-290 Jun 2018
The study analyzed the factorial and concurrent validity of the Student-Teacher Relationship Scale (STRS) using an exploratory structural equation modeling (ESEM) approach. Participants were 368 Italian children aged 3 to 6 (M = 4.60, SD = 0.98). The three-factor ESEM solution fit the data better than the classical confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) model and the measurement invariance of the scale was confirmed across sex and age (3-4 vs. 5-6 years) groups. The concurrent validity of the STRS was investigated within the ESEM approach using children's social behaviors as validity criteria. Findings supported the goodness of ESEM over CFA and attested to the validity of the STRS to understanding the teacher--child relationship quality in young children.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Italy
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