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Erford, Bradley T.; Jackson, Jessica; Bardhoshi, Gerta; Duncan, Kelly; Atalay, Zumra – Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development, 2018
Psychometric meta-analyses and reviews were provided for four commonly used suicidal ideation instruments: the Beck Scale for Suicide Ideation, the Suicide Ideation Questionnaire, the Suicide Probability Scale, and Columbia--Suicide Severity Rating Scale. Practical and technical issues and best use recommendations for screening and outcome…
Descriptors: Suicide, Psychological Patterns, Meta Analysis, Evaluation Methods
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Lambie, Glenn W.; Mullen, Patrick R.; Swank, Jacqueline M.; Blount, Ashley – Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development, 2018
Supervisors evaluated counselors-in-training at multiple points during their practicum experience using the Counseling Competencies Scale (CCS; N = 1,070). The CCS evaluations were randomly split to conduct exploratory factor analysis and confirmatory factor analysis, resulting in a 2-factor model (61.5% of the variance explained).
Descriptors: Counselor Training, Counseling, Measures (Individuals), Competence
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Topcu, Çigdem; Erdur-Baker, Özgür – Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development, 2018
The aim of this study is to update the Turkish version of the Revised Cyber Bullying Inventory (RCBI) and eliminate specific technology names. Validity and reliability tests were carried out with 1,803 high school students. The updated version of the RCBI yields valid and reliable scores measuring cyberbullying and victimization.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High School Students, Bullying, Computer Mediated Communication
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Donnelly, James P.; Lopata, Christopher; Jordan, Allyson K.; Thomeer, Marcus L.; Rodgers, Jonathan D.; McDonald, Christin A.; Nelson, Andrew T. – Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development, 2018
This study compared ratings by parents and teachers of 120 high-functioning children with autism spectrum disorder on the Social Responsiveness Scale-2. Parent ratings were significantly higher than those of teachers; correlations between the informants were low to moderate. Parent--teacher pairs placed 87% of cases above the clinically…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Children, Parent Attitudes
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Emelianchik-Key, Kelly; Hays, Danica G.; Hill, Tara – Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development, 2018
The Teen Screen for Dating Violence (TSDV) is an assessment that examines adolescent dating violence perpetration and victimization, perception and exposure to violence, and support systems. Through assessment, adolescents who are at high risk could be identified for prevention and early intervention. This article presents the development,…
Descriptors: Screening Tests, Test Construction, Violence, Dating (Social)
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Beck, Kara L.; Acevedo-Polakovich, Ignacio D.; Lyons, Eileen; Estevez, Jessica; Sevecke, Jessica R.; Rossman, Danielle L.; Barnett, Miya L.; Fisher, Heidi R. – Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development, 2018
To facilitate rigorous research on community programs to promote positive intergroup relations among youth, 2 studies were conducted to establish the psychometric properties of the Youth Diversity Acceptance Scale (YoDA). In Study 1, a unifactorial structure was identified for the YoDA using data provided by 126 high school youth involved in a…
Descriptors: Test Construction, Test Validity, High School Students, Intergroup Relations
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Westbrook, Charles J.; Davis, Don E.; McElroy, Stacey E.; Brubaker, Kacy; Choe, Elise; Karaga, Sara; Dooley, Matt; O'Bryant, Brittany L.; Van Tongeren, Daryl R.; Hook, Joshua – Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development, 2018
We develop the Trait Sources of Spirituality Scale (TSSS), which assesses experiences of closeness to the sacred, within and outside a religious tradition. After using factor analysis to finalize the scale, we examine evidence of construct validity, including latent profile analysis that reveals 5 patterns of how spirituality is experienced.
Descriptors: Measures (Individuals), Religious Factors, Factor Analysis, Test Construction
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Fung, Joyce J. Y.; Yuen, Mantak; Yuen, Allan H. K. – Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development, 2018
A Chinese version of the Online Self-Regulated Learning Questionnaire (OLSQ) was administered to 412 Hong Kong students of average ability and 374 students talented in mathematics (Grades 4-9, age 9-15 years). Data indicated that the Chinese OLSQ provides valid and reliable scores when used with these students.
Descriptors: Talent, Questionnaires, Foreign Countries, Evidence
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Blount, Ashley J.; Lambie, Glenn W. – Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development, 2018
The authors present the development of the Helping Professional Wellness Discrepancy Scale (HPWDS). The purpose of this article is threefold: (a) present a rationale for the HPWDS; (b) review statistical analyses procedures used to develop the HPWDS; and (c) offer implications for counselors, other helping professionals, and future research.
Descriptors: Factor Structure, Wellness, Measures (Individuals), Statistical Analysis
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Ning, Hoi Kwan – Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development, 2018
The psychometric properties of the 2 versions of the Junior Metacognitive Awareness Inventory were examined with Singapore student samples. Other than 2 misfitting items and an underutilized response scale, Rasch analysis demonstrated that the instruments have good measurement precision, and no differential item functioning was detected across…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Metacognition, Measures (Individuals), Item Response Theory
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Mullen, Patrick R.; Crowe, Allison – Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development, 2018
We examined the psychometric properties of the Short Grit Scale with a sample of school counselors. The confirmatory factor analysis resulted in a modified 2-factor solution and internal reliability estimates were satisfactory. Furthermore, participants' grit inversely correlated with their stress and burnout. We discuss the implications of these…
Descriptors: Psychometrics, School Counselors, School Counseling, Factor Analysis
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Tan, Shiu Kuan; Chellappan, Kalaivani – Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development, 2018
This study investigated the validity and reliability of scores on the instrument employing Rasch analysis in a sample of 299 Malaysian adolescents aged between 16 and 19 and provided further evidence for the validity among the sub-constructs: social self-efficacy, academic self-efficacy, and emotional self-efficacy.
Descriptors: Test Validity, Test Reliability, Self Efficacy, Questionnaires
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Whiting, Erin Feinauer; Everson, Kimberlee C.; Feinauer, Erika – Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development, 2018
Research focused on student belonging has sometimes used available measures in a unidimensional way despite evidence of multidimensionality in these scales. This study introduces a new unidimensional measure of school belonging that is psychometrically robust with preliminary evidence of construct validity that we call the Simple School Belonging…
Descriptors: Sense of Community, Psychometrics, Robustness (Statistics), Construct Validity
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Costa, Sebastiano; Ingoglia, Sonia; Inguglia, Cristiano; Liga, Francesca; Lo Coco, Alida; Larcan, Rosalba – Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development, 2018
The purpose of this multistudy report was to adapt the Basic Psychological Need Satisfaction and Frustration Scale (BPNSFS) to the Italian context. Two studies were conducted. In Study 1, we investigated the dimensionality, reliability, and convergent and discriminant validity of the instrument in a sample of 544 participants (males = 41%) from 16…
Descriptors: Psychological Needs, Psychometrics, Need Gratification, Gender Differences
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Karaman, Mehmet Akif; Balkin, Richard S.; Juhnke, Gerald A. – Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development, 2018
This study investigated the factor structure of the Juhnke-Balkin Life Balance Inventory (JBLI) with a sample of 429 Turkish participants. Confirmatory factor analysis indicated that the validated 10-factor model of JBLI did not fit the Turkish data. Therefore, a parallel analysis and an exploratory factor analysis were used to create the JBLI…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Factor Structure, Likert Scales, Test Construction
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