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Professional Counselor, v5 n4 p516-528 2015

The scale development and exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses of the Protective Factor Index (PFI) is described. The PFI is a 13-item component of elementary students' report cards that replaces typical items associated with student behavior. The PFI is based on the Construct-Based Approach (CBA) to school counseling, which proposes that primary and secondary prevention activities of school counseling programs should focus on socio-emotional, development-related psychological constructs that are associated with students' academic achievement and well-being, that have been demonstrated to be malleable, and that are within the range of expertise of school counselors. Teachers use the PFI to rate students' skills in four construct-based domains that are predictive of school success. School counselors use teachers' ratings to monitor student development and plan data-driven interventions.

Descriptors: Factor Analysis, School Counselors, School Counseling, Behavior Rating Scales, Test Construction, Psychometrics, Models, Student Behavior, Elementary School Students, Report Cards, Social Development, Emotional Development

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Author: Bass, Gwen; Lee, Ji Hee; Wells, Craig; Carey, John C.; Lee, Sangmin

Source: https://eric.ed.gov/?q=a&ft=on&ff1=dtySince_1992&pg=2192&id=EJ1109756







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