Educational stress scale for adolescents : development, validity, and reliability with Chinese students
Sun, Jiandong, Dunne, Michael P., Hou, Xiang-Yu, & Xu, Ai-qiang (2011) Educational stress scale for adolescents : development, validity, and reliability with Chinese students. Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 29(6), pp. 534-546.
This article describes the development and initial validation of a new instrument to measure academic stress—the Educational Stress Scale for Adolescents (ESSA). A series of cross-sectional questionnaire surveys were conducted with more than 2,000 Chinese adolescents to examine the psychometric properties. The final 16-item ESSA contains five latent variables: Pressure from study, Workload, Worry about grades, Self-expectation, and Despondency, which together explain 64% of the total item variance. Scale scores showed adequate internal consistency, 2-week test–retest reliability, and satisfactory concurrent validity. A confirmatory factor analysis suggested the proposed factor model fits well in a different sample. For researchers who have a particular interest in academic stress among adolescents, the ESSA promises to be a useful tool.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||ESSA, validity, reliability, academic stress, Chinese adolescents|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > PUBLIC HEALTH AND HEALTH SERVICES (111700) > Epidemiology (111706)|
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300) > Education Assessment and Evaluation (130303)
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health|
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Public Health & Social Work
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2011 Sage Publications|
|Deposited On:||06 Feb 2012 15:19|
|Last Modified:||02 Jan 2013 09:15|
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