ERIC Number: ED028455
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Oct
Reference Count: 0
School Achievement and Personality. Description of School Achievement in Terms of Ability, Trait, Situational and Background Variables. III: Operations at the Factor Level.
Niskanen, Erkki A.
This monograph contains the third section, operations at the factor level, of a report of studies done in Helsinki, Finland, describing school achievement in terms of ability, trait, situational, and background variables. The report (1) investigates the structure of school achievement, (2) describes school achievement in terms of selected personality variables, and (3) applies multidimensional statistical operations in situations where it is considered desirable to reduce the number of dimensions and to describe a set of dependent variables in terms of a set of independent variables in a single operation. Part III presents the mathematical and statistical operations transforming groups of variables into factors, and describes the analysis models employed. To bring the description to a more general level, to simplify the research design, and to make possible a more concise interpretation of the results, the dependent or school achievement variables and the independent or personality variables are transformed into factor level variables by means of factor scores. Information provided by correlation coefficients, factor analyses, congruence coefficients, and canonical analyses are employed to describe school achievement in terms of the personality variables of the study. (BP)
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Authoring Institution: Helsinki Univ. (Finland). Inst. of Education.
Identifiers: Finland (Helsinki)