ERIC Number: ED210274
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Measuring Pupil Engagement.
Tobin, Kenneth G.; Capie, William
This paper advocates categorization of engagement on the basis of a logical relationship with the outcomes of a study and the use of student attributes that are logically related to engagement and/or achievement as covariables. Results from a study involving nine engagement categories, measures of formal reasoning ability, locus of control and science achievement are used to highlight issues related to student engagement measures. The possibility of increasing the reliability of selected engagement categories through manipulation of student behavior is discussed. Generalizability theory is used to plan reliable data collection procedures and to assess the reliability of engagement measures. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Generalizability Theory
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (65th, Los Angeles, CA, April 13-17, 1981).