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ERIC Number: EJ1256837
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2020
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1743-727X
Assessing a Second-Order Quality of School Life Construct Using Partial Least Squares Structural Equation Modelling Approach
Thien, Lei Mee
International Journal of Research & Method in Education, v43 n3 p243-256 2020
This study aims to assess the quality of school life as a second-order formative construct and provide empirical evidence for its measurement model. Data were collected from 1459 Malaysian Grade Five pupils. A partial least squares structural equation modelling (PLS-SEM) approach was used for data analysis. Findings supported that six reflective first-order constructs except negative affect formatively contributed to the conceptual meaning of a second-order formative quality of school life construct based on the results of redundancy analysis, significant weights and loadings, and variance inflation factor values. Findings implied that positive psychology researchers should consider using advanced statistical approach such as the prominent two-stage approach in the context of PLS-SEM when assessing a higher-order construct. This study contributes to the advancement of measurement model specification and assessment of quality of school life in the positive psychology literature. Implication and future studies are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 5; Intermediate Grades; Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Malaysia
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Quality of School Life Scale