The present study aims to validate a newly developed Social Inclusion Intervention Scale (SIIS) using Exploratory Factor Analysis and Confirmatory Factor Analysis. The participants were 128 children aged 45-84 month-old from local integrated preschools in Hong Kong. The factor structure of the SIIS fit the data well (RMSEA = .08, NFI = .92, and TLI = .95, CFI = .96, SRMR = .04), with good convergent validity (all CR values > .92, all AVE values > .61). The internal consistency was good across items (all α values > .91) and factors (all CR values > .92). Hence, the sample obtained from the clinical trials of this study showed a good model fit, which suggested that the SIIS is adequate in measuring social inclusion among preschool children in social inclusion intervention programmes. The implications of the two emerged themes of social inclusion from the findings, Relationships and Acceptance, are further discussed to ascertain how they shed light on the design of social inclusion intervention. Copyright © 2021 JECER.
|Journal||Journal of Early Childhood Education Research|
|Publication status||Published - 2021|
CitationCheng, L. W. K., Tsang, V., Cheung, R. Y. M., Sam, K.-L., & Lo, S. K. (2021). Can social inclusion be evaluated? Investigating the psychometric properties of the social inclusion intervention scale. Journal of Early Childhood Education Research, 10(2), 180-198.
- Social inclusion
- Intervention efficacy
- Confirmatory factor analysis (CFA)