ERIC Number: ED050178
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Development of a Values Inventory for Grades 1 Through 3 in Five Ethnic Groups. Final Report.
Guilford, Joan S.; And Others
The purpose of this project was to develop a non-verbal self-administering values inventory appropriate for children grades one to three. Children from five ethnic groups were administered a 60-item picture inventory designed to measure dimensions of value based on needs. Factor analyses of the resulting item inter-correlations for the total sample revealed underlying dimensions of a sociological nature. Factor analyses within ethnic groups revealed consistency with respect to most factors. Item analyses were performed on the basis of sex, grade level, and ethnic groups to identify significant differences with respect to item responses. Findings suggest the necessity for a re-evaluation of the traditional approach to educating young children. The instrument identifies dimensions of values which are of use to educators. The structured preliminary interview, the inventory, and tables presenting the data and findings are included. See also TM 000 614-615. (CK)
Descriptors: American Indians, Anglo Americans, Blacks, Chinese Americans, Cultural Differences, Early Childhood Education, Ethnic Groups, Ethnic Studies, Factor Analysis, Individual Needs, Item Analysis, Japanese Americans, Mexican Americans, Moral Values, Primary Education, Reliability, Sex Differences, Test Construction, Values
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Values Inventory for Children