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Table 5 Ordered item locations, fit residuals and probabilities for the emotional maturity scale

From: The Early Development Instrument: an evaluation of its five domains using Rasch analysis

Item Item description Location SE Fit residual Chi square Probability
13 takes things −1.27 0.08 −2.35 17.80 0.038
12 kicks bites hits −1.15 0.07 −3.42 28.64 0.001
24 unhappy, sad, depressed −1.02 0.07 −0.76 16.38 0.059
14 laughs at discomfort −0.98 0.07 −0.24 15.98 0.067
10 physical fights −0.97 0.07 −1.87 19.20 0.024
11 bullies others −0.96 0.07 −2.46 13.10 0.158
19 temper tantrums −0.89 0.07 −4.01 37.55 0.000
25 fearful or anxious −0.80 0.06 0.61 17.29 0.044
29 incapable of making decisions −0.65 0.06 −0.86 8.45 0.490
26 worried −0.64 0.06 2.89 40.12 0.000
18 disobedient −0.61 0.06 −2.97 48.74 0.000
27 cries a lot −0.60 0.06 2.66 33.87 0.000
28 nervous, tense −0.50 0.06 0.29 15.72 0.073
21 difficulty awaiting turn −0.41 0.06 −2.81 33.48 0.000
22 can’t settle to anything −0.39 0.06 −4.40 55.02 0.000
9 upset when left −0.16 0.05 10.72 337.63 0.000
20 impulsive −0.04 0.05 −3.90 39.87 0.000
15 restless 0.05 0.05 −3.09 24.28 0.004
16 distractible 0.23 0.05 −2.97 42.87 0.000
23 is inattentive 0.24 0.05 −3.14 53.95 0.000
1 help someone hurt 0.28 0.05 −3.52 44.51 0.000
17 fidgets 0.32 0.05 −1.50 31.07 0.000
30 shy 0.41 0.05 15.02 507.74 0.000
5 comfort a crying child 1.14 0.05 −2.23 35.26 0.000
2 clear up a mess 1.23 0.05 −1.43 10.72 0.295
8 help sick children 1.39 0.05 −2.83 33.12 0.000
6 picks up objects 1.39 0.05 0.09 41.64 0.000
4 help other children 1.47 0.05 −4.09 30.30 0.000
7 invite bystanders to join 1.87 0.05 −1.63 27.46 0.001
3 stop a quarrel 1.99 0.05 −1.89 16.70 0.054