ERIC Number: ED188037
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Expectancy for Problem Solving.
Bukacek, Susan E.
Generalized expectancies for problem solving referred to by Rotter appear to have significant relevance to the field of psychotherapy, particularly four specific expectancies of interest: (1) looking for alternatives; (2) understanding the motives of others; (3) long-term planning; and (4) discriminating differences in psychological situations. A new Likert-type scale, developed and revised on the basis of item analysis of internal consistency and an analysis of factors measuring generalized expectancies for problem solving, was administered to 235 subjects over a three-month period. The test items were written as face-valid measures, and randomly ordered and checked so that items from each expectancy were not grouped together. Items were also written to contain an equal number of positive and negative statements. Findings indicated test-retest reliability to be satisfactory. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Rotter (Julian B)
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Boston, MA, April 7-11, 1980).