ERIC Number: ED052366
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Oct
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The Measurement of Work-Relevant Attitudes, A Report on the Development of a Measuring Instrument. Final Report.
Walther, Regis H.
This paper reports the development of a self-report inventory for measuring work-relevant attitudes. A pool of 72 items was created after a review of the research literature. These items were administered to 89 out-of-school Neighborhood Youth Corps enrollees in Cincinnati and to 78 New Careers enrollees in Durham. Performance ratings were obtained from counselors for each subject. A factor analysis of the 72 items produced three interpretable factors: optimism, unsocialized attitudes, and self-confidence. The items were then grouped into three scales designed to measure these variables. A revised inventory was prepared and administered to 447 subjects. A factor analysis of the items supported the previous conclusions that optimism, self-confidence, and unsocialized attitudes were three important dimensions. The inventory should prove useful in connection with the development of programs designed to modify work-relevant attitudes. (Author)
Descriptors: Factor Analysis, Measurement Instruments, Motivation, Out of School Youth, Psychological Testing, Test Construction, Testing, Work Attitudes
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Sponsor: Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: George Washington Univ., Washington, DC.