The psychometric properties of the school engagement measure in adolescents in Singapore

Yusof, Noradlin, Oei, Tian Po S., and Ang, Rebecca P. (2017) The psychometric properties of the school engagement measure in adolescents in Singapore. Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 35 (5). pp. 521-533.

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This study examined the psychometric properties of the school engagement measure (SEM) in Singapore. The sample consisted of 1,027 students from a multi-ethnic Singapore adolescent community. Exploratory factor analysis (EFA) and confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) confirmed that the two-factor solution, namely, (a) Emotional and (b) Cognitive Engagement, was the best fit for the data. Reliability for the 11-item SEM as well as its Emotional and Cognitive subscales was good. Concurrent validity was assessed using correlations between Emotional Engagement, Cognitive Engagement, SEM Total scores, and the measure of aggression and delinquency. Statistically significant negative correlations were found between SEM scores with aggression and delinquency. Taken together, the findings suggest that the SEM is a useful instrument for assessing school engagement among Asian students, in particular in Singapore.

Item ID: 43654
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 0734-2829
Keywords: school engagement, confirmatory factor analyses, exploratory factor analyses, emotional engagement, cognitive engagement
Funders: Ministry of Education (Singapore) (MES)
Projects and Grants: MES AcRF Tier 2 (MOE2012-T2-1-079)
Date Deposited: 09 Aug 2016 23:03
FoR Codes: 52 PSYCHOLOGY > 5201 Applied and developmental psychology > 520108 Testing, assessment and psychometrics @ 100%
SEO Codes: 97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970117 Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences @ 100%
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