Multidimensional Perceived Self-Efficacy Scale for Children has been developed as an important tool to measure Self-Efficacy in school contexts. The present study assesses the measurement invariance of the MSPSE across two samples of Italian and Colombian adolescents using Multi-sample Confirmatory Factor Analysis. Participants were Italian (N = 564) and Colombian (N = 645) students attending the 7th grade (age 12–13) drawn from a residential community near Rome and three Colombian cities: Medellin, Manizales and Santa Marta. Findings from gender invariance provide high support for full and partial invariance among Colombian and Italian adolescents respectively. Cross-national comparison showed partial scalar invariance between Italy and Colombia, with Italian students perceiving themselves as more efficacious on Academic, Social and Self-Regulatory dimensions. MSPSE’s structural validity has been confirmed, along with its three-factor-structure across gender, for the Italian and Colombian samples. The findings support the invariance and the validity of this scale to measure Self-Efficacy in school contexts from a cross-cultural perspective.

Multidimensional Scales of Perceived Self-Efficacy (MSPSE): measurement invariance across Italian and Colombian adolescents / Basili, Emanuele; Gomez Plata, Maryluz; Paba Barbosa, Carmelina; Gerbino, Maria; Thartori, Eriona; Lunetti, Carolina; Uribe Tirado, Liliana Maria; Ruiz García, Marcela; Luengo Kanacri, Bernadette Paula; Tamayo Giraldo, Gonzalo; Narvaez Marin, Mariela; Laghi, Fiorenzo; Pastorelli, Concetta. - In: PLOS ONE. - ISSN 1932-6203. - 15:1(2020). [10.1371/journal.pone.0227756]

Multidimensional Scales of Perceived Self-Efficacy (MSPSE): measurement invariance across Italian and Colombian adolescents

Basili, Emanuele
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Gomez Plata, Maryluz;Paba Barbosa, Carmelina;Gerbino, Maria;Thartori, Eriona;Lunetti, Carolina;Luengo Kanacri, Bernadette Paula;Laghi, Fiorenzo;Pastorelli, Concetta
2020

Abstract

Multidimensional Perceived Self-Efficacy Scale for Children has been developed as an important tool to measure Self-Efficacy in school contexts. The present study assesses the measurement invariance of the MSPSE across two samples of Italian and Colombian adolescents using Multi-sample Confirmatory Factor Analysis. Participants were Italian (N = 564) and Colombian (N = 645) students attending the 7th grade (age 12–13) drawn from a residential community near Rome and three Colombian cities: Medellin, Manizales and Santa Marta. Findings from gender invariance provide high support for full and partial invariance among Colombian and Italian adolescents respectively. Cross-national comparison showed partial scalar invariance between Italy and Colombia, with Italian students perceiving themselves as more efficacious on Academic, Social and Self-Regulatory dimensions. MSPSE’s structural validity has been confirmed, along with its three-factor-structure across gender, for the Italian and Colombian samples. The findings support the invariance and the validity of this scale to measure Self-Efficacy in school contexts from a cross-cultural perspective.
2020
measurement Invariance; cross-national study; self-efficacy; adolescents
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Multidimensional Scales of Perceived Self-Efficacy (MSPSE): measurement invariance across Italian and Colombian adolescents / Basili, Emanuele; Gomez Plata, Maryluz; Paba Barbosa, Carmelina; Gerbino, Maria; Thartori, Eriona; Lunetti, Carolina; Uribe Tirado, Liliana Maria; Ruiz García, Marcela; Luengo Kanacri, Bernadette Paula; Tamayo Giraldo, Gonzalo; Narvaez Marin, Mariela; Laghi, Fiorenzo; Pastorelli, Concetta. - In: PLOS ONE. - ISSN 1932-6203. - 15:1(2020). [10.1371/journal.pone.0227756]
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