Reliability and validity of the matson evaluation of social skills with youngsters (MESSY II) in Greek context

Grigorios Masadis, Filippos Filippou, Vasiliki Derri, Athanasios Papaioannou

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Abstract

The principal aim of this study was to confirm the “Matson Evaluation of Social Skills with Youngsters in a Greek elementary school context. The internal consistency of the MESSY II was also examined. 614 students of the last three grades of primary schools were participated the survey. The Greek version of MESSY-II was used. The validity and reliability of the questionnaire were checked by performing a confirmatory factor analysis and an internal consistency analysis. Also, descriptive statistics, T-test and One way Anova analysis were used. From the analysis we came to the following conclusions: a. The Greek version of MESSY II has shown stable psychometric properties, which partially support its use in Greek elementary school context. b. The sample does not present negative social skills. c. Gender turns out an element that differentiates the factors “Hostile”, “Appropriate” and “Inappropriate Assertive” while class attendance for factors “Appropriate” and “Inappropriate assertive”.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)92-96
Number of pages5
JournalSport Science
Volume9
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2016

Keywords

  • Elementary school
  • Questionnaire
  • Secondary educational level
  • Social skills

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