Evaluating the adequacy of social-emotional measures in early childhood

Gokiert, R.J, Georgis, R, Tremblay, M, Krishnan, V, Vandenberghe, C and Lee, C (2014) 'Evaluating the adequacy of social-emotional measures in early childhood.' Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 32 (5). pp. 441-454. ISSN 0734-2829

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Technical adequacy and usability are important considerations in selecting early childhood social-emotional (SE) screening and assessment measures. As identification of difficulties can be tied to programming, intervention, accountability, and funding, it is imperative that practitioners and decision makers select appropriate and quality measures from the plethora of measures available. This study systematically reviewed and evaluated the technical adequacy and usability of 10 commonly used SE assessment and screening measures, using a framework for evaluating selected properties of measures (e.g., reliability, validity). Through this review, it was found that there are inadequacies in many commonly used SE measures, deserving the attention of both users and developers.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: early childhood, social-emotional, assessment measures, screening measures, evaluation, psychometrics
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: School of Education
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1177/0734282913516718
Date Deposited: 05 Nov 2018 11:34
Last Modified: 15 Aug 2021 09:51
URI / Page ID: https://researchspace.bathspa.ac.uk/id/eprint/11618
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