ERIC Number: ED159193
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Nov
Reference Count: 0
The Measurement of Pupils' Attitudes Toward School: A Handbook for Teachers. Resource Monograph No. 15.
Damico, Sandra B.; And Others
A student questionnaire is presented that is designed to measure attitudes toward school, with subscales for attitudes towards self, other students, teachers, the principal, and the school in general: The Battle Student Attitude Scale. Attitudes are discussed briefly, telling what they are, how they develop, and what effect they may have on academic achievement. Background information is presented on test development and norming. Test administration and scoring are explained, and suggestions are given on how a teacher or school might interpret the information provided by student responses. Copies of both attitude scales are presented, one for elementary school students (containing 58 items) and one for secondary school students (containing 60 items). These scales are not covered by copyright and may be reproduced and used locally. Norms are presented for the administration of both tests in Florida schools. There is a brief discussion of experimental and quasi-experimental research designs, and the use of these attitude scales for a schools' evaluation program. (Author/CTM)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Florida Univ., Gainesville. P. K. Yonge Lab. School.; Florida Educational Research and Development Council, Inc., Ft. Myers.
Identifiers: Battle Student Attitude Scale; Test Manuals