Soft skills assessment: factorial structure of QSA-R


In the context of the current scientific debate, soft skills are deemed a lifelong core factor of individual choices. As a consequence, a vast educational and psychological literature tries to individuate the real nature of soft skills and to find instruments for the development and assessment of such competences. In this realm, Michele Pellerey has contributed both to their conceptual definition (focusing on self-directing mechanisms) and to their assessment, proposing instruments to assess the mastering of specific soft skills in life transitions. This paper aims at following his research path, examining the factorial structure of the Reduced Questionnaire on Learning Strategies (Questionario sulle Strategie di Apprendimento Ridotto), one of the latest instruments built by Pellerey.