About the Measure

Domains Motivation, goal orientation and perseverance
Key stages Key Stage 3
Subscales Productivity; Aspirations; Belonging
Description The SSEM is a self-report measure comprising 3 components: aspirations, belonging and productivity. It can be used as a predictive predictive measure of student risk behaviours and academic success.
Example I would leave school if I would NOT face any consequences
Link http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/pits.21703/full

Implementation details

No. of items 22
Format Likert
Respondent Self
Scoring Standardised
Time 10
Age 13-14
Cost single purchase Available in jou
Cost per child Available in jou

Psychometric details

UK norms No
Cronbach's α .83-.92
Test retest Not reported
Inter-rater reliability Not reported
EFA 3-factor oblique
CFA Chi-square(206) = 537.18
RMSEA = 0.07
SRMR = 0.05
CFI = 0.92
Criterion validity r= .18 with state assessment of academic achievement; r= -.23 with district-assessed risks (poor attendance, suspensions, and failure in math or language arts)
Construct validity Not reported
Concurrent validity Not reported
Predictive validity Not reported
Responsiveness Not reported
Floor/Ceiling Not reported
References Hazel, C. E., Vazirabadi, E., & Gallagher, J. (2013). Measuring aspirations, belonging and productivity in secondary students: Validation of the Student School Engagement Measure. Psychology in the Schools, 50(7), 689-704. doi:10.1002/pits.21703