CONSTRUCTION AND VALIDATION OF A PSYCHOMETRIC SCALE TO MEASURE ACADEMIC ENGAGEMENT
This study looks at the phenomenon of engagement at university. Here are described the initial procedures for the standardization and validation of the Schoolwork Engagement Inventory that measures energy, dedication and learning in terms of academic activity and work. To assess the validity and reliability of the scale among students, an exploratory factor analysis and structural modeling was used. A total of 152 first year students from two universities participated in the completion of this scale. The results show that the two-factor solution has the highest reliability. In terms of constructive validity, it was found that academic stressors correlated negatively with both scales of engagement, and the scale of resilience was positively linked to the engagement scale. There were no gender differences.
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