Paxton, Raheem J.; Valois, Robert F.; Drane, J. Wazner
September 2005
American Journal of Health Studies;2005, Vol. 20 Issue 3/4, p186
Academic Journal
This study determined the reliability and validity of a brief perceived youth empowerment scale in a sample of 2,482 middle school students. An alpha coefficient and confirmatory models were constructed for a five-item scale. Results suggest that the hypothesized factor structure did not fit the data. Modifications did suggest covariance between error terms [��(3) =6.69, Root Mean Square Error Approximation = .0228, Comparative Fit Index = .9960, Non-normal Fit Index = .9868]. A valid and reliable brief scale for measuring perceived youth empowerment is advantageous to field research and evaluation of adolescent health promotion interventions.


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