ERIC Number: EJ893096
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Aug
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Dimensionality of the Chinese Positive Youth Development Scale: Confirmatory Factor Analyses
Shek, Daniel T. L.; Ma, Cecilia M. S.
Social Indicators Research, v98 n1 p41-59 Aug 2010
This paper examines the dimensionality and factorial invariance of the Chinese Positive Youth Development Scale (CPYDS) using multigroup confirmatory factor analyses (MCFA). Secondary 1 students (N = 5,649) responded to the CPYDS in the context of a positive youth development program. Results showed that there are 15 basic dimensions of the CPYDS which are subsumed under four higher-order factors (i.e., cognitive-behavioral competencies, prosocial attributes, positive identity and general positive youth development qualities). Evidence of factorial invariance in terms of configuration, first-order factor loadings, second-order factor loadings, intercepts of measured variable, and intercepts of first-order latent factor, was found. The findings suggest that the CPYDS has stable dimensions that can be used to assess positive youth development in Chinese adolescents.
Descriptors: Factor Structure, Measures (Individuals), Adolescent Development, Factor Analysis, Secondary School Students, Youth Programs, Foreign Countries, Social Indicators, Measurement, Sociometric Techniques, Statistical Analysis
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