ERIC Number: EJ1204832
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019-Mar
Abstractor: As Provided
An Evaluation of the Social Emotional Health Survey--Secondary for Use with Students with Learning Disabilities
Carnazzo, Katherine; Dowdy, Erin; Furlong, Michael J.; Quirk, Matthew P.
Psychology in the Schools, v56 n3 p433-446 Mar 2019
Students with learning disabilities (LD) represent a vulnerable population and are at higher risk for social and emotional challenges compared to their peers without LD. A strengths-based orientation is recommended to encourage building resilience factors to counteract the negative effects of LD over the lifespan. To identify areas of strength and areas for growth, measurement tools that are appropriate for the population of students with LD are needed. This study examined the psychometric properties of the Social Emotional Health Survey--Secondary for use with students with LD. Data from students in three secondary schools (n = 2,847) were used to confirm the factor structure, establish measurement invariance, and compare the social--emotional profiles of students with and without LD. The LD group was found to report lower overall social--emotional strengths than those of their non-LD peers. Implications for practitioners and researchers are discussed.
Descriptors: Mental Health, Learning Disabilities, Social Development, Emotional Development, Error of Measurement, At Risk Students, Resilience (Psychology), Psychometrics, Secondary School Students, Measurement Techniques, Factor Structure, Profiles
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
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