ERIC Number: ED190610
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Construct Validation of an Inventory of Affective Aspects of Schooling.
Haladyna, Tom; And Others
A theory was conceived to explain student, teacher, and classroom environment characteristics or constructs, which may influence student attitudes toward school and various subjects. A questionnaire representing the constructs, the Inventory of Affective Aspects of Schooling (IAAS), was developed and administered to 601 students in grade 4. Factor analyses and internal consistency reliability studies were then conducted to investigate construct validity. The inventory measured demographic characteristics, parent involvement, attitudes toward English, mathematics, social science, science, and toward teachers and school in general. Anderson's My Class Inventory was modified and included with the IAAS. The following variables had high factor loadings: parent involvement; attitudes toward school and specific subjects; self assurance in ability to learn; teacher quality; appreciation of classmates; and lack of academic motivation. Internal consistency ranged considerably from .29 to .91. Overall, the 34 variables subjected to reliability and factor analysis are promising, but vary considerably as predictors of the affective domain. The modified My Class Inventory should be used cautiously. (CP)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Tests/Questionnaires; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Oregon State System of Higher Education, Monmouth. Teaching Research Div.
Identifiers: Inventory of Affective Aspects of Schooling; My Class Inventory (Anderson)
Note: Paper presented at the joint Annual Meetings of the American Educational Research Association and the National Council on Measurement in Education (Boston, MA, April 7-11, 1980).