The factor structure of preschool learning behaviors scale scores in peruvian children

Kathryn R. Hahn, Barbara A. Schaefer, Cesar Merino, Frank C. Worrell

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Abstract

The factor structure of the Escala de Conductas de Aprendizaje Preescolar (ECAP), a Spanish translation of the Preschool Learning Behaviors Scale (PLBS), was examined in this study. Children aged 2 to 6 years (N = 328) enrolled in public and private preschools in the Republic of Peru were rated by classroom teachers on the frequency of observable, learning-related behaviors using the ECAP. Exploratory factor analyses identified three underlying dimensions of the scale: competence motivation, effortful strategy/flexibility, and attention. The three factor scores exhibited internal reliability coefficients above .70, and the alpha was .92 for the total score.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)318-331
Number of pages14
JournalCanadian Journal of School Psychology
Volume24
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2009

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Developmental and Educational Psychology

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