About the Measure

Domains Motivation, goal orientation and perseverance, Perceptions of Self, Resilience and coping
Key stages Key Stage 2
Subscales Safe and caring school; Peers; External resilience; Internal resilience; Self-confidence
Description This instrument is designed to gain insight into pupils' motivations for completing or dropping out of school.
Example I sometimes feel overwhelmed by school
Link http://www.rockyview.ab.ca/publications/assets_publications/handbooks/sos-q-program-manual

Implementation details

No. of items 42
Format Likert
Respondent Self
Scoring Standardised
Time 0
Age 9-10
Cost single purchase Free - Available
Cost per child Free - Available

Psychometric details

UK norms No
Cronbach's α .72-.94
Test retest Not reported
Inter-rater reliability Not reported
EFA 5-factor oblique
CFA Chi-square(802) = 1398.08
RMSEA =0.049
SRMR = 0.058
CFI = 0.89
Criterion validity Not reported
Construct validity Not reported
Concurrent validity Not reported
Predictive validity Not reported
Responsiveness Not reported
Floor/Ceiling Not reported
References Burger, J. M., Nadirova, A., & Keefer, K. V. (2012). Moving beyond achievement data development of the student orientation to school questionnaire as a noncognitive assessment tool. Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 30(4), 367-386. doi:10.1177/0734282912449444
Nadirova, A., & Burger, J. M. (2014). Assessing Student Orientation to School to Address Low Achievement and Dropping Out. Alberta Journal of Educational Research, 60(2), 300-321.