Academic Identity Status Measure: Psychometric Properties when Used among Secondary School Students in Kenya
Tutorial Fellow, Department of Educational Psychology, Kenyatta University, Kenya
- Corresponding Author:
- Anthony Muriithi Ireri
Tutorial Fellow, Department of Educational
Psychology, Kenyatta University, Kenya
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: November 05, 2015 Accepted Date: December 29, 2015 Published Date: December 31, 2015
Citation: Ireri AM (2015) Academic Identity Status Measure: Psychometric Properties when Used among Secondary School Students in Kenya. Int J Sch Cog Psychol 2:150. doi:10.4172/2469-9837.1000150
Copyright: © 2015 Ireri AM. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
The study examined the internal consistency, factor structure, and predictive validity of the academic identity measure (AIM), a pioneer measure of academic identity status. Data were collected from 390 students (average age 16.65; SD=1.31) in 10 secondary schools in Embu County, Kenya. The factor structure of the AIM corresponded to that reported in previous studies among high school and college students. Furthermore, significant correlation and predictive equation was found between AIM subscales and academic achievement. The AIM yielded data with sufficient psychometric properties among secondary school students. In addition, the findings add support to crossnational generalizability of the factor structure of the AIM.