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Title: Dimensionality of the Chinese Positive Youth Development Scale : confirmatory factor analyses
Authors: Shek, Daniel T. L.
Ma, Cecilia M. S.
Subjects: Chinese adolescents
Positive youth development
Confirmatory factor analysis
Chinese Positive Youth Development Scale
Issue Date: Aug-2010
Publisher: Springer
Source: Social indicators research, Aug. 2010, v. 98, no. 1, p. 41-59.
Abstract: This paper examines the dimensionality and factorial invariance of the Chinese Positive Youth Development Scale (CPYDS) using multigroup confirmatory factor analyses (MCFA). Secondary 1 students (N = 5,649) responded to the CPYDS in the context of a positive youth development program. Results showed that there are 15 basic dimensions of the CPYDS which are subsumed under four higher-order factors (i.e., cognitive-behavioral competencies, prosocial attributes, positive identity and general positive youth development qualities). Evidence of factorial invariance in terms of configuration, first-order factor loadings, second-order factor loadings, intercepts of measured variable, and intercepts of first-order latent factor, was found. The findings suggest that the CPYDS has stable dimensions that can be used to assess positive youth development in Chinese adolescents.
Rights: © Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2009. The original publication is available at
Type: Journal/Magazine Article
DOI: 10.1007/s11205-009-9515-9
ISSN: 0303-8300 (print)
1573-0921 (online)
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