ERIC Number: ED219400
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Validity of Classroom Climate Measures as a Function of the Unit of Analysis and Sample.
The evidence for the construct validity of classroom climate measures was examined within a theoretical model where several affective measures served as criterion variables. The patterns of social-psychological and management-organization structural dimensions differed when the unit of analysis varied from the individual to the class. The structural dimensions were also shown to vary as a function of mathematics, science and social studies subjects, but not as a function of the seventh and ninth grade levels. Factor analyses of 15 classroom variables were made for each subject and each analysis unit in five rotations, and were correlated to the outcome variables of student attitude toward the subject matter and teacher quality. Guidelines are offered for validation studies where the unit of analysis may vary and the interpretability of the psychometric measures are discussed. (Author/CM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Classroom Environment Scale (Trickett and Moos); Criterion Variables; Learning Environment Inventory; Unit of Analysis Problems
Note: A paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Council on Measurement in Education (New York, NY, March 20-22, 1982).