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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.

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    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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    ID Code: 48455
    Item Type: Journal Article
    Keywords: ESSA, validity, reliability, academic stress, Chinese adolescents
    DOI: 10.1177/0734282910394976
    ISSN: 1557-5144
    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: 28 May 2013 02:44

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