Analysis of psychometric properties of the diagnostic tool for socio-emotional habits assessment in elementary school



The article describes validation process of the diagnostic tool for monitoring assessment of socio-emotional habits in elementary school. The tool is based on the Big Five model and includes three scales: Goal achievement, Cooperation and Emotional control. Two validation researches have been conducted, both on third-grade students from Moscow and Tatarstan elementary schools. Preliminary research (N=1318) examined the construct validity and reliability of the questionnaire. Confirmatory and exploratory factor analysis and methods of Modern Test Theory have confirmed hypothecated factorial structure. Subsequent research (N=2559) proved criterion validity of the questionnaire: it showed expected level and direction of correlation with the results of reading and mathematical skills testing. Presented questionnaire can be used for group monitoring assessment of socio-emotional development in elementary school.

General Information

Keywords: socio-emotional habits, elementary school, reliability, validity, psychometric analysis

Journal rubric: Social Psychology

Article type: scientific article


For citation: Orel E.A., Kulikova A.A. Analysis of psychometric properties of the diagnostic tool for socio-emotional habits assessment in elementary school [Elektronnyi resurs]. Sovremennaia zarubezhnaia psikhologiia = Journal of Modern Foreign Psychology, 2018. Vol. 7, no. 3, pp. 8–17. DOI: 10.17759/jmfp.2018070301. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Information About the Authors

Ekaterina A. Orel, PhD in Psychology, Head of Laboratory for Competency Modelling and Assessment in Higher Education in Center of Psychometrics and Measurements in Education, National Research University Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:

Alena A. Kulikova, Research Associate, Center of Psychometrics and Measurement in Education, National Research University Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:



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