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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.
Positive youth development
Confirmatory factor analysis
Chinese Positive Youth Development Scale
|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 http://www.springerlink.com.|
|Appears in Collections:||APSS Journal/Magazine Articles|
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