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The Life Skills Assessment Scale: Norms for young people aged 17–19 and 20–22 years

The Life Skills Assessment Scale: Norms for young people aged 17–19 and 20–22 years
The Life Skills Assessment Scale: Norms for young people aged 17–19 and 20–22 years
Severe poverty, adversity, and malnutrition have irrefutable negative effects on the development and mental health of children and young people. The Life Skills Assessment Scale (LSAS), is a 5-item impact assessment scale developed in India, that provides a simple, yet valid and reliable, instrument to assess life skills of disadvantaged children and young people, with age norms of 8–16 years. In the present study, in Bengaluru, India, we used observational data obtained from 656 disadvantaged young people to extend the LSAS age norms to 17–19 and 20–22 years age groups, resulting in a simple, valid, and reliable assessment tool for children and young people aged from 8 to 22 years.
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Pearson, David, Kennedy, Fiona, Talreja, Vishal, Bhat, Suchetha and Newman-Taylor, Katherine (2020) The Life Skills Assessment Scale: Norms for young people aged 17–19 and 20–22 years. Social Behavior and Personality, 48 (4), 1-15. (doi:10.2224/sbp.8938).

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Severe poverty, adversity, and malnutrition have irrefutable negative effects on the development and mental health of children and young people. The Life Skills Assessment Scale (LSAS), is a 5-item impact assessment scale developed in India, that provides a simple, yet valid and reliable, instrument to assess life skills of disadvantaged children and young people, with age norms of 8–16 years. In the present study, in Bengaluru, India, we used observational data obtained from 656 disadvantaged young people to extend the LSAS age norms to 17–19 and 20–22 years age groups, resulting in a simple, valid, and reliable assessment tool for children and young people aged from 8 to 22 years.

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Published date: 1 April 2020

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Local EPrints ID: 439526
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/439526
ISSN: 0301-2212
PURE UUID: 7677008e-2d5d-4302-aea7-f75482ee8a5c
ORCID for Katherine Newman-Taylor: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-1579-7959

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Date deposited: 24 Apr 2020 16:45
Last modified: 23 May 2020 00:47

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Author: David Pearson
Author: Fiona Kennedy
Author: Vishal Talreja
Author: Suchetha Bhat

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