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ERIC Number: ED011391
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Mar
Pages: 35
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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PERSONALITY AND MOTIVATIONAL FACTORS IN RESPONSES TO AN ENVIRONMENTAL DESCRIPTION SCALE.
MARKS, EDMOND
MANY OF THE 150 ITEMS FORMING THE PACE COLLEGE AND UNIVERSITY ENVIRONMENT SCALES (CUES), AN INSTRUMENT FOR ASSESSING COLLEGE STUDENT PERCEPTIONS OF THEIR ENVIRONMENT, FALL WITHIN THE CATEGORY OF HIGH RESPONSE VARIABILITY (50 PERCENT TRUE AND 50 PERCENT FALSE RESPONSES). THE AUTHOR HYPOTHESIZED THAT THIS VARIABILITY IS ATTRIBUTABLE TO CERTAIN CHARACTERISTICS OF THE ITEMS AND OF THE RESPONDENTS. TO TEST THIS NOTION, THE RESPONSES OF 570 GEORGIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY FRESHMEN TO THE CUES ITEMS WERE RELATED TO FOUR CHARACTERISTICS OF THE ITEMS, PERSONALITY AND MOTIVATIONAL VARIABLES, AND THE STUDENTS' REPORTED FAMILIARITY WITH THE GEORGIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY ENVIRONMENT. A COMPLETE DESCRIPTION OF ALL VARIABLES, THE GROUPING AND ANALYSIS PROCEDURES, AND DISCUSSION OF RESULTS ARE INCLUDED. TWO ITEM PARAMETERS (PACE'S DEFINITION OF ITEM CONTENT, AND THE MEAN CERTITUDE THAT STUDENTS ASSIGNED TO THE ACCURACY OF THEIR ITEM RESPONSE) AND THE 11 PERSONALITY AND MOTIVATIONAL FACTORS WERE FOUND TO BE RELATED TO ITEM RESPONSE AND ITEM VARIANCE. ENVIRONMENT FAMILIARITY AND AMBIGUITY WERE NOT RELATED TO ITEM RESPONSE AND ITEM VARIANCE. REFERENCES, TABLES, PACE'S DESCRIPTIONS OF FIVE CUES SCALES, AND A SUMMARY OF 25 CUES ITEMS AND THEIR ITEM PARAMETERS ARE APPENDED TO THE REPORT. (PS)
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Authoring Institution: Georgia Inst. of Tech., Atlanta.
Identifiers: Georgia (Atlanta)