ERIC Number: EJ1063716
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Jul
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 39
Computerized Sociometric Assessment for Preschool Children
Endedijk, Hinke M.; Cillessen, Antonius H. N.
International Journal of Behavioral Development, v39 n4 p383-388 Jul 2015
In preschool classes, sociometric peer ratings are used to measure children's peer relationships. The current study examined a computerized version of preschool sociometric ratings. The psychometric properties were compared of computerized sociometric ratings and traditional peer ratings for preschoolers. The distributions, inter-item correlations, and reliabilities of sociometric scores were comparable between the computerized assessment and traditional assessment. The computerized assessment provided additional data for further analysis of the peer evaluation process. Therefore, computerized peer ratings are a promising tool for sociometric measurement with preschool children.
Descriptors: Sociometric Techniques, Preschool Education, Preschool Children, Peer Relationship, Psychometrics, Rating Scales, Correlation, Test Reliability, Scores, Computer Assisted Testing, Evaluation Methods, Student Evaluation, Statistical Analysis, Foreign Countries
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Preschool Education; Early Childhood Education
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Identifiers - Location: Netherlands