CROSS-CULTURAL ADAPTATION AND VALIDATION OF MALAY LANGUAGE VERSION OF A SOCIAL EMOTIONAL DEVELOPMENT SCREENING INSTRUMENT FOR TODDLERS
Received 2020-10-14; Accepted 2021-05-19; Published 2022-12-19
Keywords:Social emotional development; Screening tools; Reliability; Validity
This validation study aimed to provide a validated Malay language version of the Ages and Stages Questionnaire: Social Emotional-2 (ASQ:SE-2) as a developmental screening tool for the social emotional development of Malaysian toddlers. In this study, content validity determination, translation, cultural and lingual modifications, and construct validity were made to the original English version of ASQ:SE-2. A pilot study was conducted to determine the internal consistency and construct validity of ASQ:SE-2 18-Month and 36-Month Questionnaires, with 100 respondents for each instrument, respectively. Test-retest reliability was conducted on 60 respondents for each instrument, respectively. Acceptable internal consistency was obtained based on Cronbach’s alpha of 0.731 and 0.686 for
ASQ:SE-2 18-Month and 36-Month Questionnaires, respectively. Reproducibility of both sets of instruments are excellent, with Intraclass Coefficient of 0.922 and 0.970 for 18-Month and 36-Month Questionnaires, respectively. The Malay Language version of the ASQ:SE-2 has appropriate validity and reliability for screening social emotional developmental of Malaysian toddlers.
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