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Juan Carlos Martín Quintana
Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
Spain
https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7283-1952
Biography
Adriana Álamo-Muñoz
Universidad de La Laguna
Spain
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4747-1243
Biography
Miriam del Mar Cruz-Sosa
University of La Laguna
Spain
https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9331-249X
Biography
María José Rodrigo
University of La Laguna
Spain
https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5504-886X
Biography
Vol. 10 No. 2 (2023), Articles, pages 242-261
DOI: https://doi.org/10.17979/reipe.2023.10.2.9874
Submitted: Jul 28, 2023 Accepted: Nov 20, 2023 Published: Dec 15, 2023
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The Positive Youth Development model raises the need to identify the competences that allow a healthy transition to adult life. However, evaluation of these competences remains a challenge. This study analyses the psychometric properties of the Adolescent Positive Development Scale informed by academic tutors, and the discriminative power of the scale for variables in an educational setting. A total of 512 academic tutors or guidance counsellors assessed 1050 adolescents from secondary schools using this instrument. The exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis showed a 5-factor structure (Personal Development and Resilience, Cognitive Development, Socio-Moral Development, Self-care and Health, and Emotional Development), with adequate psychometric properties. The scale shows good discrimination of academic performance and diagnosticity for grade repetition and risk of school dropout. This scale is recommended for the assessment and promotion of Positive Youth Development owing to its applicability in an educational context.

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