He Piki Raukura: Assessing Ao Māori developmental constructs – Part I: Reliability of novel strengths-based measures among preschool Māori children
Tamati, Aroaro; Treharne, Gareth J.; Theodore, Reremoana; Ratima, Mihi; Hond-Flavell, Erana; Edwards, Will; Hond, Ruakere; Poulton, Richie
This is the first of two papers describing the creation of measurement tools for four Māori constructs of positive child behaviour – tuakiri (secure local Māori identity); whānauranga (acting as a member of a whānau); manawaroa (persisting despite difficulty); and piripono (having integrity, commitment and responsibility). This paper describes the psychometric properties of these new measures. Parents and teachers completed questionnaires on 28 children aged 0-5 years five times over 10 months in a Māori-medium early years setting, and video observations were made. Ratings of the videos showed good inter-rater reliability. All questionnaire measures had good internal consistency. Associations of questionnaires with rated observations varied at some timepoints suggesting a need to include both in ongoing research. This study provides initial evidence about reliability of our novel Māori measurement tools for assessment of preschool Māori children.
Publisher: New Zealand Psychological Society
Research Type: Journal Article
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