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ERIC Number: EJ972775
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jun
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 34
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1045-3830
Measuring Student Engagement among Elementary Students: Pilot of the Student Engagement Instrument--Elementary Version
Carter, Chandra P.; Reschly, Amy L.; Lovelace, Matthew D.; Appleton, James J.; Thompson, Dianne
School Psychology Quarterly, v27 n2 p61-73 Jun 2012
Early school withdrawal, commonly referred to as dropout, is associated with a plethora of negative outcomes for students, schools, and society. Student engagement, however, presents as a promising theoretical model and cornerstone of school completion interventions. The purpose of the present study was to validate the Student Engagement Instrument-Elementary Version (SEI-E). The psychometric properties of this measure were assessed based on the responses of an ethnically diverse sample of 1,943 students from an urban locale. Exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses indicated that the 4-factor model of student engagement provided the best fit for the current data, which is divergent from previous SEI studies suggesting 5- and 6-factor models. Discussion and implications of these findings are presented in the context of student engagement and dropout prevention. (Contains 1 figure, 5 tables, and 1 footnote.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 3; Grade 4; Grade 5
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A