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Lang, Jessica; Schmitz, Bernhard – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2020
The research in the field of positive psychology is alive for children and adolescents, and especially the effects of intervention studies are promising. While a large number of instruments exist for adults, there is a need for greater attention to basic measurement work of constructs for children. The Satisfaction With Life Scale is one of the…
Descriptors: German, Translation, Life Satisfaction, Questionnaires
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Pan, Jingtong; Zaff, Jonathan F. – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2019
In this research, we examined the construct of a school engagement scale using exploratory structural equation modeling (ESEM). This study involved a translated measurement model that was originally developed by Li and Lerner for U.S. youth, and data from a sample of eighth-, ninth-, and 11th-grade Chinese adolescents (N = 364). First, the results…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Youth, Foreign Countries, Structural Equation Models
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Flett, Gordon L.; Hewitt, Paul L.; Besser, Avi; Su, Chang; Vaillancourt, Tracy; Boucher, Daniel; Munro, Yvette; Davidson, Lisa A.; Gale, Olga – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2016
There is growing interest in perfectionism among children and adolescents as well as growing interest in the measures designed to assess perfectionism in young people. The current article describes the development and psychometric characteristics of the Child-Adolescent Perfectionism Scale (CAPS), a measure that assesses self-oriented…
Descriptors: Psychometrics, Personality Traits, Personality Measures, Stress Variables
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Kwiatkowska-White, Bozena; Kirby, John R.; Lee, Elizabeth A. – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2016
This longitudinal study of 78 Canadian English-speaking students examined the applicability of the stability, cumulative, and compensatory models in reading comprehension development. Archival government-mandated assessments of reading comprehension at Grades 3, 6, and 10, and the Canadian Test of Basic Skills measure of reading comprehension…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Reading Comprehension, Reading Achievement, Models
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Unfried, Alana; Faber, Malinda; Stanhope, Daniel S.; Wiebe, Eric – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2015
Using an iterative design along with multiple methodological approaches and a large representative sample, this study presents reliability, validity, and fairness evidence for two surveys measuring student attitudes toward science, technology, engineering, and math (S-STEM) and interest in STEM careers for (a) 4th- through 5th-grade students…
Descriptors: Attitude Measures, Student Attitudes, STEM Education, Test Construction
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Bear, George G.; Yang, Chunyan; Pasipanodya, Elizabeth – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2015
The goal of this study was to develop a parent school climate survey of high practical utility, grounded in theory, and supported by evidence of the reliability of its scores and validity of the inferences for their use. The Delaware School Climate Survey-Home is comprised of seven factors: Teacher-Student Relations, Student-Student Relations,…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Parent Attitudes, Surveys, Teacher Student Relationship
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Clemens, Nathan H.; Davis, John L.; Simmons, Leslie E.; Oslund, Eric L.; Simmons, Deborah C. – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2015
Standardized measures are often used as an index of students' reading comprehension and scores have important implications, particularly for students who perform below expectations. This study examined secondary-level students' patterns of responding and the prevalence and impact of non-attempted items on a timed, group-administered,…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Performance Based Assessment, Multiple Choice Tests, Reading Comprehension
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Burger, John M.; Nadirova, Anna; Keefer, Kateryna V. – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2012
The Student Orientation to School Questionnaire (SOS-Q) is a multidimensional student-centered assessment tool for measuring psychosocial facilitators of student engagement. The SOS-Q is based in research on the self-system models of motivation and direct student input on perceived supports and barriers for high school completion. The current…
Descriptors: Questionnaires, Learner Engagement, Student Motivation, Academic Persistence
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Oakland, Thomas; Callueng, Carmelo; Harris, Josette G. – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2012
The use of individually administered measures of intelligence and other cognitive abilities requires clinicians to monitor a client's test behaviors, given the need for a client to be engaged fully, attentive, and cooperative during the testing process. The use of standardized and norm-referenced measures of test-taking behaviors facilitates this…
Descriptors: Measures (Individuals), Student Behavior, Children, Intelligence Quotient