Assessment

YouthPower Action Youth Soft Skills Assessment (YAYSSA)

Circle 2The YouthPower Action Youth Soft Skills Assessment (YAYSSA) was designed to measure general social and emotional skills of youth in low-resource environments. Specifically, the tool attempts to assess positive self-concept, negative self-concept, higher order thinking skills, and social and communication skills in an effort to evaluate programs designed to enhance economic development of youth participants.

The developers have an additional peer-reviewed Evidence Report in the International Journal of Testing. Those that want access to the Evidence Report can request it from the authors on ResearchGate.

Disclaimer: This tool was not tested in an EiE context. The Measurement Library Reference Group members are including the measure as it shows promise for use in EiE contexts with careful adaptation. 

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Evidence Snapshot

Summary
YAYSSA is a well developed tool with evidence of reliability and validity in Guatemala and Uganda, however, it was not tested in an EiE context.
Where
Uganda
Sample
1,794 youth (Uganda: 1,010; Guatemala: 784 )

Measure Snapshot

For what?
Program evaluation
About what?
Social-emotional Skills
How?
Paper/pencil format; or offline device
Respondant
Youth
By what method?
Survey

Resource Info

Published

Published by

FHI360

Topic(s)

Adolescents and Youth

Geographic Focus

Guatemala
Uganda

Use:

Program evaluation

Resource Category:

Social-emotional Skills