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ERIC Number: EJ970192
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 43
ISSN: ISSN-0018-1498
The Development of an Adolescent Perception of Being Known Measure
Wallace, Tanner LeBaron; Ye, Feifei; McHugh, Rebecca; Chhuon, Vichet
High School Journal, v95 n4 p19-36 Sum 2012
Adopting a constructivist perspective of adolescent development, we argue adolescents' perceptions of "being known" reflect teachers' authentic recognition of adolescents' multiple emerging identities. As such, adolescent perceptions of being known are a distinct factor associated with high school students' engagement in school. A mixed method approach (Phase 1 focus groups, N = 72, Phase 2 cross sectional survey, N = 890) guided the development and testing of an Adolescent Perception of Being Known Scale (A-PBKS). Here, we report on item development, item performance, convergent, divergent, and predictive validity as well as measurement invariance. We conclude the paper by outlining the promise research studying instructional moves through a developmental lens has for understanding teaching and learning in urban high schools. (Contains 8 tables and 1 footnote.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools
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Language: English
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