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ERIC Number: ED020654
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Aug-31
Pages: 38
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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AN INVESTIGATION OF THE APPLICABILITY OF MOTION PICTURES TO EDUCATIONAL TESTING. FINAL REPORT.
VAN HORN, CHARLES
EIGHT ITEMS THE "GUILFORD-ZIMMERMAN TEMPERAMENT SURVEY" (E.G. , "YOU MAKE DECISIONS ON THE SPUR OF THE MOMENT") WERE DRAMATIZED AND FILMED IN TWO POLARIZED SITUATIONS, ONE DEPICTING A SPECIFIC SET OF BEHAVIOR TO SUPPORT AN AFFIRMATIVE RESPONSE TO THE TEST ITEM AND THE OTHER DEPICTING A NEGATIVE SPECIFIC. TWO ADDITIONAL VARIABLES INTENDED TO INFLUENCE RESPONSES TO THE PICTORIAL ITEMS WERE PRESENCE OF A MAN OR WOMAN AND AMOUNT OF MONEY IMPLIED IN THE DECISION SITUATION DEPICTED IN THE PICTURE. DUE TO COMPLICATIONS IN ADMINISTERING THE WRITTEN AND CINEMATIC FORMS OF THE TEST TO FRESHMEN, AND BECAUSE THE "UNDECIDED" RESPONSES WERE OMITTED, THE BASE FOR CORRELATIONS VARIED. HYPOTHESIS I, THAT "THE COMPLEXITY OF FACTORS IDENTIFIED FROM A SET OF TEST ITEMS INCREASES WHEN THEY ARE PRESENTED TO THE RESPONDENT IN THE FORM OF PICTURES INSTEAD OF WORD," WAS CONFIRMED, BUT THE COMPLEXITY WAS NOT EXPLAINED. HYPOTHESIS II, THAT "THE NATURE OF THE CHANGE IN FACTORIAL CONTENT OF A SET OF ITEMS REPRESENTED PICTORIALLY IS CONTROLLED BY THE EXPERIMENTER THROUGH HIS CHOICE OF THE PICTURES USED," HAD SLIGHT SUPPORT. SEX DIFFERENCES WAS THE MORE DEPENDABLE EXPERIMENTAL VARIABLE, THUS DISPELLING THE ASSUMPTION THAT INSTANCES OF THE EXPERIMENTAL VARIABLES WOULD BE EQUALLY ATTRACTIVE TO THE SUBJECTS. (RS)
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Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Urbana.
Identifiers: Guilford Zimmerman Temperament Survey