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ERIC Number: EJ1217501
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019-Jul
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0734-2829
Reliability, Factor Structure, and Measurement Invariance of a Web-Based Assessment of Children's Social-Emotional Comprehension
McKown, Clark
Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, v37 n4 p435-449 Jul 2019
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the psychometric properties and measurement invariance of a web-based, self-administered battery of assessments of social-emotional comprehension called "SELweb." Assessment modules measured children's ability to read facial expressions, infer others' perspectives, solve social problems, delay gratification, and tolerate frustration. In an ethnically and socioeconomically diverse sample of 4,419 children in kindergarten through third grade who completed SELweb: (a) scores from assessment modules exhibited moderate to high internal consistency and moderate 6-month temporal stability; (b) composite assessment scores exhibited high reliability; and (c) assessment module scores fit a theoretically coherent four-factor model that includes factors reflecting emotion recognition, social perspective-taking, social problem-solving, and self-control. In addition, the present study supports configural and metric invariance across time, sex, and ethnicity. Analyses suggest partial scalar invariance across time, sex, and, to a lesser degree, ethnicity.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Institute of Education Sciences (ED)
Authoring Institution: N/A
IES Funded: Yes
Grant or Contract Numbers: R305A110143