A Modifying the Instrument of Self-Regulation in Early Childhood Assessment

  • Retno Pangestuti Universitas Padjadjaran
  • Anissa Lestari Kadiyono Universitas Padjadjaran
  • Surya Cahyadi Universitas Padjadjaran
  • Hendriati Agustiani Universitas Padjadjaran


Self-regulation for preschool children is very important to support children’s adjustments in all situations and conditions. The current problem is the instrument of self-regulation is more focused on regulation in learning which is not suitable for young children. This study aims to examine the validity and reliability of Preschool Self-Regulation Assessment (PSRA) in Indonesia by modifying several children self-regulation theories. The instrument was translated from English into Indonesian and it retranslated into the native language by linguists. The questions, then, were validated through a process of professional judgment and cognitive de-briefing. The study was carried out to 179 children aged 6 to 7 years old. Data were analyzed by using confirmatory factor analysis (CFA). It showed that there are 5 dimensions of children's self-regulation, namely: attentional focus, behavioral control, self-motivated, self-autonomy and emotional control. The result showed that the five-dimensional model is agreed with the data and prove to measure children’s self-regulation. Cronbach’s alpha coefficient value was 0.899, indicating high scale reliability. Thus, the preschool children’s self-regulation assessment has well psychometric for further use.

Keywords: Children’s self-regulation, Confirmatory Factor Analysis, Construct validation, Pre-school self-regulation assessment, Reliability


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How to Cite
Pangestuti, R., Kadiyono, A. L., Cahyadi, S., & Agustiani, H. (2019). A Modifying the Instrument of Self-Regulation in Early Childhood Assessment. Jurnal Pendidikan Usia Dini, 13(1), 114 - 127. https://doi.org/10.21009/10.21009/JPUD.131.09

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