A Study of Factor Structure and Psychometric Adequacy of the Educational Stress Scale (ESS)

Abbas Akbari, Fereshteh Baezzat, Roya Abbasi-Asl
2018 International Journal of School Health  
The concept of educational stress is considered an important construct in education and has attracted the attention of many researchers. Objectives: This research was conducted with the goal of investigating validity, reliability, and factor structure of Sun, Dunne, Hou and Xu educational stress scale in Iranian high school students. Methods: By using random cluster sampling, 300 high school students (male and female) were selected from Babolsar city as participants for this research.
more » ... ts completed the educational stress scale and data were analyzed using Amos (v. 22) and SPSS (v. 22) software. Factor analysis was performed by exploratory and confirmatory analysis. Results: The results of factor analysis revealed the presence of 4 dimensions (workload and pressure from study, self-expectation, worry about grades, and despondency). The internal consistency estimate of reliability for this scale and subscales were in the range of 0.63 to 0.80. Conclusions: The results illustrated that this scale has goodness of fit and could be applied in related research.
doi:10.5812/intjsh.63128 fatcat:uh7mxketofcdfbzbzauzpu56iy