ERIC Number: ED034483
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Validation of Motivational Types.
French, John W.
An earlier report presented the results of an inverse factor study of interrelationships among students over a variety of measures associated with motivation to study in college. Seven of the 10 motivational factors revealed in that study were related to academic criteria that are considered to be of practical importance in the admissions process. In this study, cross-validation of students from a new class comprising 82 men and 56 women revealed that items loading each of the seven factors continued to correlate and to predict four academic criteria: team work, standing (academic), independent study, and faculty ratings (of participating students). Multiple regression showed that three of the seven factors were useful predictors when they were used with SAT scores and high school ranks. The three factors are emotional stability, concerned responsibility toward society, and conscientiousness in studying. The recommendations present a list of these three factors, loaded with their corresponding items, to be used either for obtaining factor scores or as part of a battery of individual predictors. It is felt that the factors can be of definite usefulness in the admissions process at New College. (WM)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Naval Research, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: New Coll., Sarasota, FL.
Identifiers: Florida; Florida (Sarasota); New College
Note: Second of two reports under project entitled "Theory and Measurement of Motivational Factors in High-Level Training"