ERIC Number: ED229434
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Apr
Reference Count: 0
The Pictorial-Rating-Scale Sociometric: A Comparison of Two Forms of Administration.
McCloskey, Mary Lou
A pictorial-rating-scale sociometric instrument was administered to 91 middle-socioeconomic status first- and third-grade children two times, four weeks apart under two conditions, using a three-step and a five-step rating scale. No significant overall differences in reliability was found between the three-step and the five-step scale. However, in the first-grade classes, the five-step scale was more reliable. The three-step instrument was shown to have reliability comparable with that found using similar procedures with preschool children. The question of sex bias in the instrument was also examined. Although same-sex peers rated children higher than opposite-sex peers, and the difference was even greater at the third-grade level, the same-sex scores correlated highly with the combined score from both sexes. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Sociometric Test
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (67th, Montreal, Quebec, April 11-15, 1983).