Construction of Social Intelligence ToolJournal: International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) (Vol.10, No. 12)
Publication Date: 2021-12-05
Authors : Bindhu Joseph; Prem Prabha Singh;
Page : 1229-1233
Keywords : Social Intelligence; Item Analysis; Reliability; Validity;
The main purpose of this investigation was to construct and standardize a research tool for the students who are 14 and above on the topic ?Social Intelligence?.370 students which consist of male 192 and female 178 from three Schools from Lucknow District of Uttar Pradesh State were selected through simple random sampling technique. A total number of items consist of 140 which were given to various experienced persons to scrutinize. Thereafter 37 items were eliminated and the revised version of scale consists of 103 items, which was then given for item analysis. Before undertaking the item analysis, the inventory was administered to a sample of 200 students to remove the language difficulties, if any, reported by them in understanding clearly the different items. Thereafter item analysis has been done by finding out its item difficulty and decimating value which eliminated 28 items since it did not discriminate the items. Then the sample of 200 students were taken to test Reliability of remaining 65 items through test-retest method and cronbach?s reliability test. Test-retest was taken after a gap of 15 days. It was followed by Content and construct validity on these 65 items. Thereafter norms were constructed by finding out Z score for the interpretation of the tool. The main conclusions emerged from this study reveals that the Social Intelligence Inventory has satisfactory levels of internal consistency among students who are of 14 + and above.
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