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Title:Assessing the measurement characteristics of prominent social, emotional and behavioral skills among rural Indian girls
Author(s):Tiwari, Ananya
Advisor(s):Napolitano, Christopher
Department / Program:Educational Psychology
Discipline:Educational Psychology
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject(s):socioemotional skills
sense of belonging
Abstract:There is converging evidence that adolescents’ social, emotional and behavioral (SEB) skills, or the beliefs, attitudes and behaviors that allow youth to manage self and social relationships, predict academic success and long-term life outcomes (Almlund et al., 2011; Paunesku et al., 2015). However, this evidence is drawn primarily from Western societies (Sánchez Puerta et al., 2016) and measures of SEB skills have been validated largely for European and U.S. contexts (Jones et al., 2019) The purpose of this research is to conduct psychometric testing of measures of prominent SEB skills like the sense of belonging, grit and self-esteem among highly marginalized rural adolescent Indian girls. The factor structure, reliability, and validity were examined among 663 Indian adolescent girls. Results provided evidence that each construct could be modeled using a single latent factor; however, reliability for grit was low. In addition, grit and a sense of belonging were associated with higher school-reported grades. This study adds to the growing literature on socio-emotional skills and issues related to measurements in the majority world.
Issue Date:2020-11-23
Rights Information:Copyright 2020 Ananya Tiwari
Date Available in IDEALS:2021-03-05
Date Deposited:2020-12

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