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ERIC Number: ED017996
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Dec-29
Pages: 75
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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CORRELATIONAL AND FACTORIAL ANALYSES OF ITEMS FROM THE EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES SURVEY TEACHER QUESTIONNAIRE.
WEINFELD, FREDERIC D.; AND OTHERS
THIS REPORT PRESENTS INTERCORRELATIONS AND FACTOR ANALYSES OF ITEMS FROM THE TEACHER QUESTIONNAIRE ADMINISTERED AS PART OF THE EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES SURVEY. THE CORRELATIONS AMONG SELECTED ITEMS FROM THE 102-ITEM TEACHER QUESTIONNAIRE WERE COMPUTED TO (1) DISPLAY THEIR INTERRELATIONSHIPS, (2) DOCUMENT THEM FOR OTHER RESEARCHERS, AND (3) SERVE AS A BASIS FOR FACTOR ANALYSES. FACTOR ANALYSES WERE CONDUCTED TO REDUCE THE NUMBER OF ITEMS IN AN EMPIRICALLY MEANINGFUL WAY, THUS REDUCING THE VOLUME OF DATA PROCESSING AND COMPLEXITY OF LATER ANALYSES. ALL ANALYSES WERE CONDUCTED FOR BOTH ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY TEACHERS USING 45 VARIABLES. AGE, SIZE OF COMMUNITY IN WHICH THE TEACHER SPENT MOST OF HIS LIFE, HIGHEST DEGREE HELD, NUMBER OF CREDITS BEYOND THE HIGHEST DEGREE, YEARS OF TEACHING EXPERIENCE, YEARS TEACHING IN PRESENT SCHOOL, CERTIFICATION, EMPLOYMENT STATUS AND PLANS TO TEACH UNTIL RETIREMENT WERE FOUND TO BE MODERATELY CORRELATED WITH THE TEACHER'S SALARY. PRINCIPAL COMPONENTS ANALYSES OF THE INTERCORRELATIONS AND VARIMAX ROTATIONS OF THE FACTORS YIELDED EIGHT MEANINGFUL FACTORS--EXPERIENCE, TEACHING CONDITIONS, LOCALISM OF BACKGROUND, SOCIOECONOMIC BACKGROUND, TRAINING, COLLEGE ATTENDED, TEACHING RELATED ACTIVITIES, AND PREFERENCE FOR STUDENT ABILITY LEVEL. EA 001 195 IS A RELATED DOCUMENT. (HW)
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Authoring Institution: National Center for Educational Statistics (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Identifiers: DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA