Establishing the Reliabiltiy and Validity of Youth Empowerment Scale.
The psychometric characteristics of the 24-item perceived youth empowerment scale were examined in a Nigerian sample of 180 undergraduates (62 men and 119 women). Results indicated a three-factor solution, consistent with those from other studies. The two factors accounted for 41.6% of the total variance in the solution. The internal consistency reliability for the entire scale (.89) was considered conceptually meaningful. This result suggests that the perceived youth empowerment measure is valid and could be used to access the extent to which youth perceived themselves as being empowered.
Keywords: Youth, Empowerment, Psychometric Properties, Principal Component Analysis