Due to its impact on academic achievement and other variables of interest, student engagement has been researched from multiple perspectives across a variety of age groups. However, most of the research has been focused on older students, leaving a gap in research of student engagement at the elementary level. This study reports on the psychometrics of a newly developed student engagement instrument for elementary school students.
Our hypothesis assumes that student engagement for elementary school students is comprised of cognitive, behavioral, and emotional metaconstructs. This instrument, named The Elementary Student Engagement Survey (ESES), was piloted with a sample of 202 students. We hope others can use this tool in their future research endeavors.
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