Social inclusion level of Spanish and foreign adolescents: proposal for an evaluation instrument

Moyano, M., Lobato, R.M., Ventsislavova, P. ORCID: 0000-0002-7095-8113 and Trujillo, H.M., 2020. Social inclusion level of Spanish and foreign adolescents: proposal for an evaluation instrument. Current Psychology. ISSN 1046-1310

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Abstract

Social exclusion is one of the most complex and sensitive social problems nowadays. Of all social groups, adolescents are among the most vulnerable to social exclusion, which can interfere with their social development. Consequently, the evaluation of this construct in adolescents is an important matter. The aim of this investigation was to develop a scale of social inclusion for adolescents (SIAS). Firstly, five psychosocial factors were proposed, which potentially contribute to social inclusion: (1) covered needs, (2) self-efficacy, (3) social support, (4) job training, and (5) social integration. From these five factors, a set of items was created and reduced using qualitative evaluations. The final set of items was used in three studies, with a Spanish population (N = 1,540) and a foreign population (N = 460), to test the psychometric properties of the scale, its dimensional structure, the measurement invariance between Spanish and foreign people, the reliability of the instrument and the evidence of the validity of its measurements. The results indicate that this scale is psychometrically reliable enough to assess social inclusion in adolescents.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Current Psychology
Creators: Moyano, M., Lobato, R.M., Ventsislavova, P. and Trujillo, H.M.
Publisher: Springer Science and Business Media LLC
Date: 18 November 2020
ISSN: 1046-1310
Identifiers:
NumberType
10.1007/s12144-020-01201-5DOI
1389584Other
Divisions: Schools > School of Social Sciences
Record created by: Jill Tomkinson
Date Added: 14 Dec 2020 12:12
Last Modified: 14 Dec 2020 12:12
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/41850

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