Analyse de la structure factorielle du questionnaire de tempérament EAS (version parents) auprès de deux échantillons d’enfants âgés de deux à cinq ans et de six à neuf ans

Abstract : The EAS temperament survey (Buss et Plomin, 1984) allows the measurement of four heritable and relatively stable dimensions of A French translation of this tool has been validated with children aged from 6 to 12years (Gasman et al., 2002), our goal is to extend the validation process to a group of younger children. The temperament of 350 children aged from 2 to 5years and of 290 children aged from 6 and 9years was assessed by the EAS and DOTS-R questionnaires (parental ratings). Multi-group confirmatory factor analysis allowed to confirm the measurement invariance and the structural invariance of the EAS (four-factor model) on both samples and showed that the scale scores are good approximations of the factor scores. Furthermore, there were no significant sex differences in temperament scores and we found that older children were on average less active and more emotional compared to younger ones. Finally, internal consistency and convergent validity of each scale were fairly satisfying. The EAS (parental ratings) can thus be used from the age of 2years, facilitating the study of temperament development during childhood.
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Géraldine Rouxel, Julie Briec, J. Juhel, Gaïd Le Maner-Idrissi. Analyse de la structure factorielle du questionnaire de tempérament EAS (version parents) auprès de deux échantillons d’enfants âgés de deux à cinq ans et de six à neuf ans. European Review of Applied Psychology / Revue Européenne de Psychologie Appliquée, Elsevier, 2013, 63 (3), pp.173 - 183. ⟨10.1016/j.erap.2013.02.002⟩. ⟨hal-01785164⟩

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