Evaluation of the Lamer Social Competence in Preschool Scale

  • Ingrid Midteide Løkken University College of Southeast- Norway http://orcid.org/0000-0002-7740-9344
  • Martine Louise Broekhuizen Utrecht University, Netherlands
  • Thomas Moser University College of Southeast- Norway
  • Elisabeth Bjørnestad University College of Oslo and Akershus
  • Maren Meyer Hegna University College of Oslo and Akershus.

Sammendrag

Abstract: The Lamer Social Competence in Preschool Scale (LSCIP) has been widely used in Norway to assess children’s social competence; however, the six-factor structure has not been validated since the scale was developed. The aim of this study is to evaluate the structure of the LSCIP using confirmatory and exploratory factor analyses. The results show that the original model has a nearly adequate fit according to model fit criteria, but also suggest the need for revisions to achieve a better model. The study contributes to the further development of the LSCIP as a measurement tool that can be used to measure children’s social competence in both research and practice.

Keywords: assessment; evaluation; Lamer Social Competence in Preschool Scale; social competence.

Forfatterbiografier

Ingrid Midteide Løkken, University College of Southeast- Norway

Phd student

Faculty of Humanities, Sports- and Education Science, Department of Educational Science. 

Martine Louise Broekhuizen, Utrecht University, Netherlands

Faculty of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Child, Family and Education Studies

Post doc

Thomas Moser, University College of Southeast- Norway

Faculty of Humanities, Sports- and Education Science, Department of Educational Science

Professor

Elisabeth Bjørnestad, University College of Oslo and Akershus

Faculty of Education and International Studies, Department of Early Childhood Education

Post doc

Maren Meyer Hegna, University College of Oslo and Akershus.

Faculty of Education and International Studies, Department of Early Childhood Education

Publisert
2018-06-21
Hvordan referere
Løkken, I., Broekhuizen, M., Moser, T., Bjørnestad, E., & Hegna, M. (2018). Evaluation of the Lamer Social Competence in Preschool Scale. Tidsskrift for Nordisk Barnehageforskning, 17(1). https://doi.org/10.7577/nbf.2424
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