Dimensionality and Factor Structure for the TRIAD Social Skills Assessment (TSSA) within Malaysian Context
- social skills assessment, autism spectrum disorder, inclusive education, teacher rating form
The initial Scale of TRIAD Social Skills Assessment (TSSA) was developed to enable the mainstream or special education teachers in providing information on the descriptions of social skills among students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) under the Inclusive Education Programme (IEP). There were four subscales namely; Initiating Interactions (II), Affective Understanding/Perspective Taking (AU/PT), Responding to Initiations (RI) and Maintaining Interactions (MI) of which were being identified by Wendy et al. (2010). The purpose of this study is to explore the cross-validating and reliability testing of the scale among Malaysian students with ASD who are involved in IEP. Measures of Rasch Measurement Model (RMM) Item Analysis and Exploratory Factor Analysis (EFA) that have been conducted, showed that TSSA (within Malaysian context) is a multi-dimensional scale with four factors structured. Cronbach’s alpha reliability coefficient value was at 0.960. Therefore, results indicated that the 24-item-TSSA can serve as a valid and reliable instrument for social skills assessment among students with ASD in IEP classrooms within Malaysian context.
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TY - CONF AU - Teng Kie Yin AU - Yeo Kee Jiar AU - Cindy Lee Chia Yin PY - 2019/12 DA - 2019/12 TI - Dimensionality and Factor Structure for the TRIAD Social Skills Assessment (TSSA) within Malaysian Context BT - Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Special Education (ICSE 2019) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 189 EP - 194 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://www.atlantis-press.com/article/125928851 ID - Yin2019/12 ER -