YouthPower Action Youth Soft Skills Assessment (YAYSSA)

Mini treeThe 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. 

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?
Avaliação do programa
About what?
Competências Sociais e Emocionais
How?
Paper/pencil format; or offline device
Respondant
Youth
By what method?
Survey

Informação sobre o Recurso

Tipo de Recurso

Assessment

Publicado

Publicado por

FHI360

Criado por

Carina Omoeva, Nina Menezes Cunha, Patrick Kyllonen, Sarah Gates, Andres Martinez, Holly M. Burke

Tema(s)

Adolescents and Youth

Zona geográfica de enfoque

Guatemala
Uganda

Base de dado(s):