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SILVEIRA, Malu Egídio da  and  JUSTI, Francis Ricardo dos Reis. School engagement: adaptation and validity evidence for the EAE-E4D scale. Psicol. teor. prat. [online]. 2018, vol.20, n.1, pp. 110-125. ISSN 1516-3687.

School engagement is understood as the student's level of involvement in school activities, consisting of four aspects: behavioral, cognitive, emotional, and agent. This study aimed at adapting and bringing validity evidence for the SES-4DS scale in Brazil. Three hundred and thirty-seven students from the 5th and 6th grades of private and public elementary schools took part in this study. Factor Analysis by principal axis factoring extraction method and Parallel analysis method resulted in four factors. These four factors explained 52.08% of item variance and mirrored the four school engagement dimensions predicted by the original SES-4DS scale. The cognitive engagement factor presented a fair Cronbach's alpha (.62), and the other factors presented good Cronbach's alphas: agentic (.74), behavioral (.78), and affective (.81). There was a highlight in the screening and pedagogical potential of the Brazilian version of the SES-4DS scale. However, the scales' cognitive engagement factor calls for cautious interpretation.

Keywords : school engagement; SES-4DS scale; factorial validity; psychological assessment; school psychology.

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