A Preliminary Psychometric Analysis of the Social-Emotional, Evidence-Based Developmental Strengths (SEEDS) Youth Self-Report with Ethnically Diverse Grade School Youth

dc.contributor.advisor Nakamura, Brad
dc.contributor.author Matsui, Marina Mayumi
dc.contributor.department Psychology
dc.date.accessioned 2022-03-03T19:58:19Z
dc.date.available 2022-03-03T19:58:19Z
dc.date.issued 2021
dc.description.degree M.A.
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10125/81664
dc.subject Clinical psychology
dc.subject Evidence-Based Practices
dc.subject Practice-Element Distillation
dc.subject Psychometrics
dc.subject SEEDS Assessment
dc.title A Preliminary Psychometric Analysis of the Social-Emotional, Evidence-Based Developmental Strengths (SEEDS) Youth Self-Report with Ethnically Diverse Grade School Youth
dc.type Thesis
dcterms.abstract In recent years, distillation methodology has been applied to youth mental health evidence-based approaches for identifying technique commonalities across hundreds of protocols and programs. In distillation methodology, these identified techniques (e.g., time out, relaxation, etc.) are frequently referred to as “practice elements,” and often used as part of a larger intervention plan, such as a manualized treatment program. To date, extant assessments measure children’s use of practice elements typically target single areas, but do not provide comprehensive screening across numerous practice element. To overcome this limitation, the Social-Emotional Evidence-Based Developmental Skills (SEEDS) was recently developed in English to provide comprehensive screening across numerous practice elements. However, psychometric information of SEEDS remains scarce. The current study examined the extent to which the SEEDS was able to perform as a reliable and valid measure with an ethnically diverse U.S. sample of fourth through sixth graders in Hawaiʻi. Confirmatory factor analyses pointed to a three higher-order factor with both 13- and 12-lower-order factor structure fitting the data. Collectively across all subscales, scales, and the Total score, internal consistency reliabilities mostly fell in the acceptable to excellent ranges. All of the convergence patterns between the scores of SEEDS first- and higher-order subscale, scales and the Total composite index with the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ) subscales and Total score were significant in a theoretically coherent manner. Implications and suggestions for future research are discussed.
dcterms.extent 98 pages
dcterms.language en
dcterms.publisher University of Hawai'i at Manoa
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