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Flourishing Children

Defining and Testing Indicators of Positive Development

Authors: Lippman, L., Anderson Moore, K., Guzman, L., Ryberg, R., McIntosh, H., Ramos, M., Caal, S., Carle, A., Kuhfeld, M.

  • Presents psychometrically sound measures of important aspects of adolescent flourishing
  • Highlights important methodological findings and measurement considerations
  • Reports on the psychometric properties of the items on each scale
  • Examines the relation to key outcomes in the areas of physical and psychological health, social behavior, and academic achievement
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This volume presents the results of the Flourishing Children Project. The study addressed gaps in the research on indicators of positive development of adolescents. Such indicators are essential for the balanced and scientifically sound study of adolescents. Yet measures of many aspects of flourishing are not available, and when they do exist, they are rarely measured in a developmentally appropriate manner for adolescents. In addition, they are often too long for program evaluations and surveys, have not been tested on diverse populations, nor carefully validated as predictors of positive outcomes. The Flourishing Children Project undertook the development of scales for adolescents ages 12-17 for 19 aspects of flourishing covering six domains: flourishing in school and work, personal flourishing, flourishing in relationships, relationship skills, helping others to flourish, and environmental stewardship. This volume describes the four-stage process of developing the scales, including: Reviewing the literature for extant measures for items to test and synthesizing the existing research into consensus definitions for each construct; conducting cognitive testing of items with adolescents and their parents; pilot testing the items; and conducting psychometric analyses.

Table of contents (3 chapters)

  • Studying Aspects of Flourishing Among Adolescents

    Lippman, Laura H. (et al.)

    Pages 1-23

  • Cognitive Interviews: Designing Survey Questions for Adolescents

    Lippman, Laura H. (et al.)

    Pages 25-43

  • Pilot Study and Psychometric Analyses

    Lippman, Laura H. (et al.)

    Pages 45-105

Buy this book

eBook $39.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-94-017-8607-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $54.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-017-8606-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Flourishing Children
Book Subtitle
Defining and Testing Indicators of Positive Development
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Well-Being and Quality of Life Research
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-94-017-8607-2
DOI
10.1007/978-94-017-8607-2
Softcover ISBN
978-94-017-8606-5
Series ISSN
2211-7644
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 105
Number of Illustrations and Tables
58 b/w illustrations
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