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A validation of the Social Skills domain of the Social Skills Improvement System-Rating Scales with Chinese preschoolers
Wu, Zhongling1; Mak, Miranda Chi Kuan2; Hu, Bi Ying2; He, Jinbo3,4; Fan, Xitao5
2019-01
Source PublicationPsychology in the Schools
ISSN0033-3085
Volume56Issue:1Pages:126-147
Abstract

The study explored the validity of the Social Skills Improvement System-Rating Scales (SSIS-RS) in a sample of over 4,000 preschool children (aged 3–5 years old) in China. Multiple approaches were used to examine the validity of SSIS-RS in the Chinese cultural context, including confirmatory factor analysis, convergent and discriminant validity evidence with external measures of learning and developmental outcomes, and internal consistency reliability estimates. The findings supported the SSIS-RS 7-factor structure (i.e., communication, cooperation, assertion, engagement, responsibility, empathy, and self-control) when applied in the Chinese context, and provided strong empirical evidence that SSIS-RS is a psychometrically sound measure for assessing the social skills of Chinese children. The latent profile analysis was used to provide a descriptive picture of the patterns of different social skills measured by SSIS-RS among Chinese preschool children. Four classes best described the social skills presentations of children in this study: Lowest Social Skills (14%), Relatively Low Social Skills (41%), Relatively High Social skills (35%), and Highest Social Skills (10%). Implications for intervention practice and future research are discussed.

KeywordChinese Preschoolers Social Skills Ssis-rs Validation
DOI10.1002/pits.22193
URLView the original
Indexed BySSCI ; SSCI
Language英語English
WOS Research AreaPsychology
WOS SubjectPsychology, Educational
WOS IDWOS:000452012000009
PublisherWiley-Liss Inc.
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Document TypeJournal article
CollectionFaculty of Education
Corresponding AuthorHe, Jinbo
Affiliation1.Faculty of Education,Shandong Normal University, Jinan, China
2.Faculty of Education, University of Macau, Macao
3.Educational Science Research Institute, Hunan University, Changsha, China
4.School of Education, Tianjin University, Tianjin, China
5.School of Humanities and Social Science, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (Shenzhen), Shenzhen, China
First Author AffilicationFaculty of Education
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Wu, Zhongling,Mak, Miranda Chi Kuan,Hu, Bi Ying,et al. A validation of the Social Skills domain of the Social Skills Improvement System-Rating Scales with Chinese preschoolers[J]. Psychology in the Schools,2019,56(1):126-147.
APA Wu, Zhongling,Mak, Miranda Chi Kuan,Hu, Bi Ying,He, Jinbo,&Fan, Xitao.(2019).A validation of the Social Skills domain of the Social Skills Improvement System-Rating Scales with Chinese preschoolers.Psychology in the Schools,56(1),126-147.
MLA Wu, Zhongling,et al."A validation of the Social Skills domain of the Social Skills Improvement System-Rating Scales with Chinese preschoolers".Psychology in the Schools 56.1(2019):126-147.
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