Psychometric Properties of Student Engagement Instrument in High School Students

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The purpose of this study was to study psychometric properties of the scale of school engagement for student that focuses on psychological and cognitive dimensions. This descriptive study was conducted among high school students in Darmiyan of South Khorasan (N = 2002). For determination of sample size, based on the number of the parameters, that Mueller suggested, 400 students were selected. To collect data, NEO Personality Questionnaire (NEO-FFI), Self-regulated Learning Strategies Questionnaire (MSLQ) and Student Engagement Instrument were applied. Validity of school engagement scale was analyzed by using confirmatory factor analysis and Pearson correlation. The results showed that the school engagement scale in the research community is reliable, and can explain the psychological and cognitive characteristics of student academic engagement. Also, for explaining convergent validity, among efficacy and loyalty with school engagement was observed positive and significant correlation. So, this scale can meet the needs of researchers, teachers, counselors and authorities in education for measuring up the psychological and cognitive dimensions of school engagement in high school students.


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