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The "About Me" questionnaire: Factorial structure and measurement invariance

The "About Me" questionnaire: Factorial structure and measurement invariance

Maras, Pam, Thompson, Trevor ORCID: 0000-0001-9880-782X, Gridley, Nicole and Moon, Amy ORCID: 0000-0001-5795-3206 (2016) The "About Me" questionnaire: Factorial structure and measurement invariance. Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 36 (4). pp. 379-391. ISSN 0734-2829 (Print), 1557-5144 (Online) (doi:

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The "About Me" Questionnaire (AMQ) has been used to measure components of social identity, academic self-concept and self-worth in children and adolescents in the United Kingdom and abroad. Studies have reported simple reliability statistics but a comprehensive assessment of the scale's psychometric properties has not been conducted. Confirmatory factor analysis, using a sample of 5,082 children aged 6 to 18 years from combined datasets of five cross-sectional research studies, was used to establish the psychometric soundness of the 29-item AMQ. Analysis revealed generally adequate reliability with the seven-factor structure confirmed in a replication sample. Results provide evidence of adequate psychometric properties, optimized with the omission of reverse-coded item and selected items, suggesting it is suitable for assessing social identity and academic self-concept of children and adolescents in applied settings. Tests for measurement invariance showed that the assessment of parallel constructs was strongly supported across males and females and partially supported across primary and secondary school–age groups.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Peers; Family; School; Validity; Reliability; Social identity; Academic self-concept
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Education, Health & Human Sciences
Faculty of Education, Health & Human Sciences > School of Human Sciences (HUM)
Last Modified: 04 Oct 2021 13:30

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