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Korean Journal of Child Health Nursing 2000;6(3):387-396.
Structural Validation of the SHEQ Measure for Adolescents' Perceived Self-efficacy in Physical and Mental Health.
Young Ran Tak, Eun Young Lee
1Department of Nursing, Hanyang University, Korea.
2Department of Nursing, Chinju Health College, Korea.
Abstract
The purpose of this study were to examine the construct validation and internal reliability of the SHEQ(School Health Efficacy Questionnaire)and to establish concurrent validity for the instrument among Korean adolescents by relationship found among SHEQ and the self-reported health status. The sample was consisted 393 high school students, aged with average of 17.40( +/- 0.59) years. According to the criteria used in this validating study, a four-factor structure, which consisted of 31-items, resulting from a principal components analysis with an varimax rotation, best represented the multidimensionality of the SHEQ of adolescents in Korea. Internal consistency estimated for the four factor on the SHEQ subscales range from .68 to .83. Evidence in support of concurrent validity for both 31-item and 38-item of SHEQ was provided by statistically significant correlations found between the two scales and self-reported health. With the findings of this study, the 31-item Korean version of the SHEQ can be used in practice as a reliable and valid instrument measuring perceived self-efficacy in physical and mental health for adolescents in Korea.
Key words: Adolescent; Self-efficacy; SHEQ
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