Measurement Properties of the SEAM Questionnaire Using Rasch Analysis on Data from a Representative Danish Sample of 0- to 6-Year-Olds

Nina Madsen Sjoe, Dorthe Bleses, Line Dybdal, Hanne Nielsen, Karen Krag Sehested, Henriette Kirkeby, Svend Kreiner, Peter Jensen

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Abstract

In the current study, the strength-based questionnaire Social-Emotional Assessment/Evaluation Measure (SEAM)–Research Edition was for the first time applied in a nationally representative sample of 0- to 6-year-old children. The focus of this study was the measurement properties of a Danish adaptation of SEAM. Rasch analysis was used to examine the criterion-related construct validity as well as accuracy and reliability of the measurement. The primary goal was to determine whether the 10 SEAM benchmarks could be combined into one total score or into a limited number of subscores. Data were collected by child-care providers in nonparental child-care facilities, and the response rate was high (95%; N = 9,827). The 10 benchmarks were successfully combined into two overall indexes: Empathy and Self-regulation & Cooperation. The reliability coefficients ranged from adequate (0.79) to excellent (0.94). However, standard errors of measurements were relatively large for the two indexes.
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Psychoeducational Assessment
Volume37
Issue number3
Pages (from-to)320-337
Number of pages18
ISSN0734-2829
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2019

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Published online December 18, 2017

Keywords

  • Social-Emotional Assessment/Evaluation Measure (SEAM)
  • Questionnaire
  • Infant
  • Toddler
  • Preschool
  • Strength-based assessment

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Sjoe, Nina Madsen ; Bleses, Dorthe ; Dybdal, Line ; Nielsen, Hanne ; Sehested, Karen Krag ; Kirkeby, Henriette ; Kreiner, Svend ; Jensen, Peter. / Measurement Properties of the SEAM Questionnaire Using Rasch Analysis on Data from a Representative Danish Sample of 0- to 6-Year-Olds. In: Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment. 2019 ; Vol. 37, No. 3. pp. 320-337.
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