Validating the Student-Teacher Relationship Scale: testing factor structure and measurement invariance across child gender and age in a Dutch sample.

@article{Koomen2012ValidatingTS,
  title={Validating the Student-Teacher Relationship Scale: testing factor structure and measurement invariance across child gender and age in a Dutch sample.},
  author={Helma M. Y. Koomen and Karine Verschueren and Erik van Schooten and Suzanne Jak and Robert C. Pianta},
  journal={Journal of school psychology},
  year={2012},
  volume={50 2},
  pages={215-34}
}
The Student-Teacher Relationship Scale (STRS) is widely used to examine teachers' relationships with young students in terms of closeness, conflict, and dependency. This study aimed to verify the dimensional structure of the STRS with confirmatory factor analysis, test its measurement invariance across child gender and age, improve its measurement of the dependency construct, and extend its age range. Teachers completed a slightly adapted STRS for a Dutch sample of 2335 children aged 3 to 12… CONTINUE READING

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